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Posted: Friday, February 7, 2014 4:30 am

Fort Hood officials released Thursday the name of a soldier who died Wednesday from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen.

Officials said the death is under investigation.

Staff Sgt. Mahtehwho B. King, 44, of Bronx, N.Y., entered active-duty service in October 1995 as an infantryman.

He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, since August 2012. King deployed to Iraq from December 1991 to March 1992, to Bosnia from September 2001 to March 2002, and to Afghanistan from July 2003 to December 2003, and March 2006 to October 2006.

King’s awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, four Army Good Conduct Medals, two National Defense Service Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Southwest Asia Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, Navy Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, NATO Medal and Combat Infantry Badge.

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