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Local soldier found dead at Fort Hood

Local soldier's death under investigation

Mathew Dean Taylor
Mathew Dean Taylor

FORT HOOD, TEXAS – Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier found dead Wednesday at his place of duty on the post.

Sgt. Alex Mathew Dean Taylor, 23, was from Texas City. The circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation.

Taylor entered active-duty military service in March 2012 as an aviation operations specialist. He was assigned to the 15th Military Intelligence Battalion at Fort Hood since July 2016.

Taylor's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal and National Defense Service Medal.