News: Death of a Fort Hood soldier: Staff Sgt. Robert Anthony Massarelli
FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier who died June 24, in Kandahar, Afghanistan.
Staff Sgt. Robert Anthony Massarelli, 32, whose home of record is Hamilton, Ohio, entered active duty service in February 2001 as a motor transport operator. He was assigned to 96th Transportation Company, 180th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), Fort Hood, since September 2011.
Massarelli deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from May 2004 to February 2005, August 2006 to September 2007 and January 2009 to January 2010. He deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in November 2011.
Massarelli's awards and decorations include four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, two Iraqi Campaign Medals with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge with Driver Wheeled Vehicles.
Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.
There is currently no photo available. If one becomes available this release will be updated at Forthoodpresscenter.com