Fort Hood officials released the name of a soldier who was killed Sunday when a fellow soldier shot him in the face accidentally while trying to cure the man of hiccups.

Fort Hood officials identified the man as 22-year-old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young. Young was assigned to the 154th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command.

Young had been stationed at Fort Hood since September 2011. His home of record is Ash Grove, Mo.

Police arrested fellow soldier Spc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27, in connection with the shooting. Myers is charged with manslaughter and is currently being held in Bell County Jail with bail set at $1 million.

Myers is also a member of the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command.

The shooting happened Sunday night at a home in the 2800 block of Cantabrian Drive while the two were watching a football game and drinking alcohol.

Young got the hiccups, and in an attempt to scare him, Myers pointed a handgun at Young’s head. Believing the gun to be loaded with dummy rounds, Myers fired, he later told police.

Young was struck in the eye and died before reaching the hospital.

Contact Philip Jankowski at or (254) 501-7553

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Seminole Katz

There needs to be an evaluation of Gun Safety Training from Army Boot Camp forward to requalification training. A basic rule of firearms safety was broken and a young soldier is dead : Never point any firearm at anyone or thing that you do not intend to destroy. ( Also, alcohol & gunpowder do not mix ) Since the Internal Terrorist Attacks at Ft. Hood, I have been on a personal campaign to have Military personel Armed, whether on base or at an Embassy or at sea, etc. Whether the outgoing Administration accepts it or not, We Are At War With Worldwide Terror and should be conducting ourselves as Warriors at All times. The Romney Administration needs to immediately drop the "Muslim Sensativity Training" and get on with the Fight. P.C. Knuckleheads from the Pentagon on down must be replaced. Political Correctness will kill the true American Spirit, if we let it. God Bless America and God Bless our Freedom Fighters.

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