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Soldier dies while conducting vehicle maintenance at Fort Hood

By ROSE L. THAYER | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 9, 2019

AUSTIN, Texas — A soldier’s death while conducting maintenance on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at Fort Hood is under investigation by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, officials at the Central Texas base said Monday.

Pfc. Mason Webber, a 22-year-old from Marion, Iowa, died Thursday, according to the release. Fort Hood officials declined to provide more information about his death, citing the ongoing investigation.

Webber entered the Army in March 2018 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle system maintainer and had been assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since August 2018.

Webber’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

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