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Sgt. Eric Artine Gharakhanian

Sgt. Eric Artine Gharakhanian (Courtesy photo via DVIDS)

A Fort Hood, Texas, soldier was declared dead Wednesday after being found unresponsive at his base residence, Army officials said.

A news release idenitified the soldier as Sgt. Eric Artine Gharakhanian, 28, of Glendale, Calif.

Gharakhanian enlisted in March 2011 as a human resources specialist. He was assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood in September, base officials said in a statement on Monday.

His awards include two Army Commendation Medals and an Afghanistan Campaign Medal.

The statement said the death is under investigation.

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