ANOTHER SOLDIER DEAD AT FORT HOOD?
A 26-year-old Fort Hood soldier was found dead Friday near a lake about 15 miles from the Texas Army base, Fort Hood officials said Tuesday.
Pvt. Mejhor Morta of Pensacola, Fla., was found in the vicinity of Stillhouse Lake and the Bell County Sheriff’s Department is waiting for preliminary results from an autopsy before releasing any further information, said Maj. T.J. Cruz, spokesman for the department.
Morta enlisted in September 2019 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle mechanic and has been assigned since May to 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. His awards and decorations include the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
Lt. Col. Neil Armstrong, battalion commander, said the unit “truly heartbroken by the tragic loss of Pvt. Mejhor Morta.”