Death of a Fort Hood soldier: Pfc. Marty Maiden

Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
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Date: 11.22.2013
Posted: 11.22.2013 18:37
News ID: 117267
Pfc. Marty Maiden

FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a soldier who died Nov. 20 in Tucson, Ariz., from an apparent gunshot wound. <br /> <br /> Pfc. Marty Maiden, 20, whose home of record is listed as Tucson, Ariz., entered active-duty service in July 2012 as a M1 Abrams tank system maintainer. He was assigned to Company C, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since March 2013.<br /> <br /> Maiden deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in July 2013 and was home on emergency leave when the incident occurred.<br /> <br /> Maiden's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and NATO Medal.<br /> <br /> Circumstances surrounding this incident are currently under investigation.