The soldierfound lifeless close to his Fort Hood, Texas, barracks over the weekend was recognized by Army officers Wednesday.

Spc. Maxwell Hockin, 26, was present in his firm space Saturday, officers mentioned in an announcement. 

The explanation for demise was not launched. Hockin entered the Army in March 2017 and was assigned to the first Armored Brigade Combat Team. He had been together with his unit, the 91st Engineer Battalion, since July 2017, the Army mentioned. 

Army Basic Training photo of Spc. Maxwell Hockin

Army Basic Training photograph of Spc. Maxwell Hockin
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“The entire Saber family is devastated by the loss of our true teammate and friend Specialist Maxwell Hockin,” mentioned Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, commander, 91st Engineer Battalion. “He had an outstanding work ethic, was a mentor to his peers and was always willing to help out the team. He will truly be missed.”

“Our thoughts and our prayers are with Maxwell’s family during this difficult time,” Sullivan added. 

Hockin’s demise is being investigated by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

The incident got here days after one other Fort Hood soldier, Pfc. Jennifer Sewell, was discovered protected after she did not report for responsibility final week. She has since returned to Texas, base officers mentioned.