Gate at Fort Hood named in honor of Vanessa Guillen

FORT HOOD, Texas – A gate at Fort Hood was named in honor of a Houston soldier Monday who was killed while stationed at the military installation.

Officials at the post dedicated the access gate to 20-year-old Spc. Vanessa Guillen during a ceremony that included the presentation of a plaque that is installed on the gate marker.

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April marks a year since Guillen disappeared. After months of searching, her remains were found in a shallow grave near Fort Hood.

Investigators have said Guillen was killed by a fellow soldier. The suspect in Guillen’s death killed himself as police moved in to arrest him.

There are several events planned this week to remember Guillen. A list of those events can be found here.


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