Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
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Date: 01.22.2016
Posted: 01.22.2016 09:23
News ID: 186824
Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

FORT HOOD, Texas – First Army Division West officials have released the name of a Soldier who died from an apparent gunshot wound Jan. 16 at his residence in Nolanville, Texas. He was pronounced deceased by Bell County Justice of the Peace, Bell Cooke, at 10:09 p.m.

Maj. Troy Donn Wayman, 45, whose home of record is listed as Lincoln, Nebraska, entered military service in the Nebraska Army National Guard in August 1989 as an Armor Cannon Crewman and was commissioned as a second lieutenant entering active-duty military service on May 30, 1998. He was assigned to First Army Division West, Fort Hood, since Oct. 12, 2014.

"This is a terrible loss and we are grieving the loss of this valued teammate," said Maj. Gen. Jeffrey N. Colt, commanding general, First Army Division West. "We remain fully committed to supporting Maj. Wayman's family and friends and want to reinforce no one should ever feel like they're alone or without our support."

Wayman served two tours in Saudi Arabia (including Desert Shield/ Desert Storm), two tours in Iraq, and one tour in Kosovo.

Wayman's awards and decorations include four Meritorious Service Medals, eight Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Meritorious Unit Commendations, one Army Good Conduct Medal, one Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, two National Defense Service Medals, three Southwest Asia Service Medals, four Iraq Campaign Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Korea Defense Service Medal, the Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon, the Overseas Service Ribbon (Numeral 5), the Kuwait Liberation Medal, the Combat Action Badge, and the Army Parachutist Badge.

Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

For more information contact:
First Army Division West
First Army Division West
(254) 553-5010
Fort Hood, TX 76544
michael.m.novogradac.civ@mail.mil