A total of 26 soldiers from the Fort Hood military base in Killeen, Texas have died so far in 2020, officials told a local Texas outlet.
Soldiers have been murdered, killed in accidents and have succumbed to disease and suicide, according to KWTX 10. The most recent death was Wednesday. Fort Hood reportedly accounts for more deaths than other major stateside military bases in 2020.
Fort Hood’s top commander, Maj. Gen Scott Efflandt, was removed from his position on Sept. 1 after allegations of rampant sexual assault on the base emerged, according to the El Paso Times. Efflandt was subsequently denied a position at Fort Bliss in El Paso.
Here’s what we know about some of the deceased.
Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, 25, died Wednesday after collapsing during a physical fitness test, according to the Statesman. Chee collapsed on Aug. 28 and was rushed to a local hospital, but he succumbed days later, the local outlet reported.
The private was Native American, and the Navajo Nation called the incident “deeply disturbing” and demanded an investigation, according to CBS News.
Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, a 25-year-old soldier from Pinehill, New Mexico, died Wednesday after he collapsed following