I buried my son and he did not deserve to die, she said. An autopsy was conducted, but the results of the autopsy are pending at this time. The base commander, Army Lt. Gen. Pat White, escaped any discipline. Rose L. Thayer is based in Austin, Texas, and she has been covering the western region of the continental U.S. for Stars and Stripes since 2018. Last year, at least 39 Fort Hood soldiers vanished or died,. The suspect followed in his white Chrysler. Threats of harming another Officials have said that members of the CID were also disciplined, although their names have not been released. that is degrading to another person. It was almost midnight when I got a hold of an ICU nurse at Darnall (Army Medical Center). In the past three months, Taylor says she has hit roadblock after roadblock at Fort Hood in her quest to know what caused her sons untimely death. Notifications from this discussion will be disabled. As weeks turned into months, Taylor said her grief is beginning to turn into anger at Fort Hoods inaction. When her remains were found, it emerged she had been bludgeoned to death with a hammer in the armory room where she worked and her body was transported from the installation by her killer, according to a family lawyer, who cited details shared with the family by investigators. Maj. Bradley Knapp, the former commander and command sergeant major of 3rd Cavalry Regiment. One week after his death, Lenzs mother said she submitted a request through her casualty assistance officer for her sons autopsy results and all medical records, but as of Friday, she hasnt received the requested documents from Fort Hood. The soldier, Spc. At the end of the day, nothing is going to bring her youngest son back, but Taylor said she is owed answers. Maxwell Hockin, who was. However, a person who worked with Martinez told the Herald the family was with Martinez when she died at the hospital. Aaron Robinson, beat Guillen to death with a hammer in an armory room on post the morning of April 22, 2020. The official autopsy found that he died of a "mixed drug intoxication," which Taylor blames on the nine medications she said Lenz had been simultaneously prescribed by the Army. (AP Photo/ Tamir Kalifa), Fox News Flash top headlines for October 12. All Rights Reserved. Quotes displayed in real-time or delayed by at least 15 minutes. He said, We want to do an emergency MRI on Joey, and I said, Why? They said hes unconscious and he cant give consent himself. 2023 Stars and Stripes. A U.S. Army soldier, Spc. (AP Photo/ Tamir Kalifa) (The Associated Press). All-Praises be to All-Mighty Allah! News of the deceased service member comes as the military installation is grappling with dozens of deaths and disappearances involving a number of service members assigned to the base in recent years, which is located just outside Killeen, Texas. She also earned the National Defense Service medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service medal, an Army Good Conduct medal and a second Army Commendation medal. Robinson killed himself July 1 as police were trying to take him into custody. Jennifer Sewell, who is assigned to the 3d Cavalry Regiment, returned to Texas on Tuesday after her family told Army officials over the weekend that she was safe. As many as 28 Fort Hood soldiers died in 2020, including in multiple homicides, suicides and other accidents. When theres an update to that case, well send out an update to the news release, said KPD spokeswoman Ofelia Miramontez in response to questions about the case the Herald sent to KPD Friday. While Major Hasan has not changed his opinions about the Taliban, it would appear President Biden has done a complete about-face, Galligan quipped. United States Air Force Maxwell Hockin was found dead behind his company barracks at Fort Hood on Oct. 9, 2021. Guilln's death triggered a social media movement of former and current. It found that poor communication between soldiers keeping watch on Spc. Aaron Robinson failed to clearly note that he was a soldier of heightened interest, contributing to his ability to flee from a conference room. Maxwell Hockin, 26, was discovered unresponsive on Oct. 9, officials said in a statement, but it wasn't yet clear what led to his death, KTRK-TV in Houston reported. Mosley, who was in a previous dating relationship with Martinez, was also at the club that night, according to a police affidavit detailing Mosleys arrest on Sept. 5. Before that she was a reporter for Killeen Daily Herald and a freelance journalist for publications including The Alcalde, Texas Highways and the Austin American-Statesman. The deadly accident took place at about 9:15 a.m. Thursday when the 18-wheeler carrying the three soldiers ran into the back of the M-1088 excavator while on the way to a training range, a Fort . Survivors of Hasans Texas massacre ripped his letter, with one, former Staff Sgt. Maxwell Hockin, was found dead outside his company barracks on Saturday, October 9. PUBLISHED 4:24 PM CT Apr. Nakealon Keunte Mosley, 24, was arrested and originally charged with aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon for the late-night shooting, according to the Killeen Police Department. (U.S. Army). Should the Killeen City Council agree to pay an architect $108,000 to design a new City Hall, which may go before voters in the fall? KILLEEN, Texas Fort Hood, Texas: It's an Army post that has been placed under a microscope after two cases of missing soldiers ended in their deaths last year and made national headlines.. In October, Fort Hood officials announced Guillens death occurred in the line of duty, paving the way for her family to be entitled to certain Army benefits. EMS responded, but Lenz was pronounced deceased at 0601, 1 Feb 22. Lenzs mother said her son enjoyed his Army life, that he didnt want to leave, but he was being pushed out. Since his death, Taylor learned her son was being bullied and targeted by a captain who has since been moved. Post officials did not release a cause of death. If it wasnt suicide, and he didnt die of natural causes, or a flood, or a tornado, or a fall, then its a homicide whether intentional or not. 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She said her son served in the U.S. Army for 13 years. Spc. A verbal altercation took place before Martinez left in a red Dodge. person will not be tolerated. In 2019, Hagan was found dead in his truck in Killeen, Texas . The death marks Killeens 13th criminal homicide this year. Lenz, who enlisted in 2017, was expected to leave the Army in mid-March, Taylor said. Guillen, 20, had been stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, when she went missing in April 2020. Don't knowingly lie about anyone Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the deceased service member and our priority right now is to support the family. Sgt. According to the Killeen Police Department, on Thursday, September 16, the. 2023 NYP Holdings, Inc. All Rights Reserved, The Army is scrapping Fort Hood name heres who it will be renamed for, Family of slain Texas soldier seeking $35 million in damages, Army vet gets 18 months for stealing $2.1M in military gear from Texas base, Fort Hood soldier reported missing has been found safe, 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 terror attacks. Its bad. High near 80F. PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK. If you need help with the Public File, call (954) 364-2526. High near 80F. The family has identified the soldier who harassed her as Sgt. Get an email notification whenever someone contributes to the discussion. Cpl. A Warner Bros. We are upset that the names of the soldiers that sexually harassed Vanessa are not included. Mother Margie Taylor with son Spc. Both Fort Hood and KPD have policies of waiting 24 hours or later after a person dies before releasing the name to the media in order for next of kin to be made aware. He had an outstanding work ethic, was a mentor to his peers, and was always willing to help out the team, Sullivan said. or redistributed. One Fort Hood soldier's mother says she still has more questions than answers about her son's death. As long as the Army continues to enlist gang bangers these incidents will continue. Her body was found June 30 last year in a shallow grave. Guillen's death triggered a social media movement of former and current. We are also committed to supporting the ongoing law enforcement investigation of this incident.. A 26-year-old Fort Hood soldier was found dead Saturday behind his barracks, according to military officials. He drove the white Chrysler to the interview, and police said the vehicle had damage and missing paint on the drivers side bumper. The soldier was found unresponsive on Saturday and was later pronounced dead. A soldier stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, was found dead over the weekend behind a barracks, according to local media reports, adding to the rash of deaths and disappearances of soldiers. It has been really frustrating to read everything and remind myself of the details we once lived through., The family also issued a statement saying: Vanessas case was severely mishandled. The death of Vanessa Guillen, whose remains were found in July, triggered a social media. The investigation, led by Gen. John Murray, head of Army Futures Command, concluded that Guilln was sexually harassed by another soldier a charge that commanders at the base denied for months. Robinson killed himself July 1 as police were trying to take him into custody. His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. What is the biggest issue affecting Killeen? I have a right to his medical records. Army Spc. He declined to identify that person, but said it was not Robinson, the soldier investigators say killed her. An independent review panel created to dig into the problems at the base concluded last December that military leaders at the base were not adequately dealing with high rates of sexual assault, harassment, drug use and other problems. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, Be Truthful. His mother said she finds it hard to believe her healthy 32-year-old son died unexpectedly in his sleep. Angie McBride sits holding a photo of SSG Rodney Hagan. Published In a statement late Friday, a Fort Hood spokesperson said the Guilln case was a catalyst for significant cultural and policy changes across the Army and Fort Hood; we never want any family to experience a tragedy like this again. The statement said Fort Hood has invested more than 6 million work-hours focused on team-building activities to build trust and morale.. News. Spc. Feeling she was getting nowhere in her search for answers, Taylor recently turned to the social media network TikTok to get her message out. The Bell County District Attorneys Office began reviewing the possibility of enhanced charges in the wake of Martinezs death, according to police. Instead, Taylor said shes been told she must provide another form of documentation to show she is the executor of her sons estate in addition to the birth certificate and death certificate she already provided. The shooting happened about 1:50 a.m. on Sept. 4. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, Nakealon Keunte Mosley, a Fort Hood soldier, poses with a rifle in a photo posted to his Facebook page. Sewell is the latest soldier to disappear from the base after a series of soldiers disappeared in the past few years. Please log in, or sign up for a new account to continue reading. Please purchase a subscription to read our premium content. Corrects by deleting reference to Col. Ralph Overland harassing another soldier. Fort Hood officials earlier released the identity of the soldier who was found unresponsive on post over the weekend. When authorities tried to arrest the suspected killer, Spc. It also found that the Armys Criminal Investigation Command, or CID, was understaffed, overwhelmed and filled with inexperienced investigators. If you have a subscription, please log in or sign up for an account on our website to continue. A 23-year-old U.S. Army soldier died at the Fort Irwin National Training Center in California last week, officials say. The terrorist Army major who murdered 13 colleagues and injured more than 30 others in a 2009 shooting rampage at Fort Hood cheered the Taliban in a triumphant victory message from death row. In a press statement, Fort Hood officials said Hockin, 26, was initially found unresponsive outside of the barracks and was subsequently pronounced dead. I love you. Associated Press | By Acacia Coronado. All Im saying is these medications he was not on when he came home, she said. Thirteen killed themselves. Last week, base officials unveiled the People First Center, which will provide resources to soldiers who are victims of sexual assault or are thinking about suicide. Police arrested Nakealon Keunte Mosley, 24, a Fort Hood soldier, in connection to a shooting on September 4, 2021. Police said they identified Mosley as a suspect the following day and interviewed him at the Killen Police Department. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism Get all the stories you need-to-know from the most powerful name in news delivered first thing every morning to your inbox. She was bludgeoned to death with a hammer and then dismembered, authorities said. Guillens death revealed systemic issues of violence and sexual misconduct on the post, which Army leaders have been working to mend by creating new policies and procedures. Its not the people who understand religion for what its supposed to be. Her death has sparked a national outrage, congressional hearings and legislation that aims to stop sexual harassment and. Joey Lenz's gravesite was seen on Mother's Day. WASHINGTON (AP) The Army said Friday that it has taken disciplinary action against 21 officers and non-commissioned officers at Fort Hood, Texas, in connection with death last year of Spc.