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Lockport Soldier Drowns In Texas

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent drowning July 14 at Stillhouse Hollow Lake, Salado, Texas.

Pfc. Christopher Kent Heinz, 25, whose home of record is listed as Lockport, N.Y., entered active-duty service in January 2012 as a combat engineer.

He was assigned to Company C, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, in May 2012.

Heinz's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

The Kileen Daily Herald says Heinz was swimming with several soldiers when he drowned. An investigation continues.

Video via KDH News/ The Kileen (TX) Daily Herald:

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