(U.S. Army)

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. Twitter: @Rose_Lori

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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. 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. She is the spouse of an Army veteran and a graduate of the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism. Her awards include a 2021 Society of Professional Journalists Washington Dateline Award and an Honorable Mention from the Military Reporters and Editors Association for her coverage of crime at Fort Hood.

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