Fort Hood Soldier Dies After Collapsing At Texas Base

Another Fort Hood Soldier has died, becoming the 28th death at the army base this year. 

According to Daily Mail, Pvt. Corlton L. Chee, 25, died Wednesday after collapsing during a training exercise on August 28. 

The soldier was taken to a local medical center on Friday after the training exercise. Two days later, he was then transferred to Baylor Scott and White in Temple, Texas, where he died. 

Chee’s death comes just days after Deputy Commanding General Scott Efflandt was fired following a series of suspicious deaths and tragedies at the base, five of which suspected foul play.

Just last week, the body of Sgt. Elder Fernandes, 23, was found after he went missing on August 17, following claims that he was sexually abused. One month earlier, the dismembered body of Sgt. Vanessa Guillen, 20, was discovered after she went missing, following claims of sexual harassment at the base. 

“Every loss affects every single person in this Battalion because we a family of warriors, but this is exceptionally heartbreaking,’” Lt. Col. Ron Sprang said. 

Chee joined the army in February as a tank crewman, and in July, he was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. 

His death is currently under investigation. 

Corlton Chee

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