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Fort Hood: Clovis soldier found dead


Devin Lee Schuette

Devin Lee Schuette

Staff report

Officials in Fort Hood, Texas, on Tuesday identified a soldier who died Sunday as Devin Lee Schuette, 35, of Clovis.

Staff Sgt. Schuette’s body was found in a vehicle near the Belton Lake Outdoor Recreation Area. Circumstances surrounding his death were under investigation, according to a Fort Hood news release.

From the news release:

Schuette entered active-duty military service in May 1999 as an infantryman. In July 2007, he became an intelligence analyst and was assigned to the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood.

He deployed to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2003 to March 2004, November 2005 to October 2006 and from June 2008 to June 2009.

Schuette’s awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, five Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbons, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Infantry Badge, Parachutist Badge with Distinguished Service-Bronze Service Star and Parachutist Badge.


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