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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: May 30, 2012 2:03:02 PM CDT

Death of a Fort Hood Soldier

Sergeant Leevon James Ritter,

FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died May 22 from injuries sustained from a motorcycle accident in Temple, Texas, 18 May.

Sergeant Leevon James Ritter, 24, whose home of record is LeClaire, Iowa, entered active duty service in June 2006 as a M1 armor crewman. He was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, since December 2011.

Ritter deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2007 to January 2009.

Ritter's awards and decorations include three Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, the Army Good Conduct Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, two Iraqi Campaign Medals with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and Mechanic Badge with Driver-Tracked Vehicles.

There is currently no photo available. If one becomes available, this release will be updated.

For more information contact:
Fort Hood Public Affairs Office
www.forthoodpresscenter.com
(254) 286-5139
1001 761st Tank Battalion Ave
Suite W105
Fort Hood, TX 76544
query@forthoodpresscenter.com