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Fort Hood Press Center
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
DATE: November 14, 2016 12:06:37 PM CST

Death of two Fort Hood Soldiers

Staff Sgt. John W. Perry and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt

FORT HOOD, Texas -- The Department of Defense announced today the death of two Soldiers who were supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. They died Nov. 12 of injuries sustained from an apparent suicide bomber in Bagram, Afghanistan.  The Soldiers were assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas.

Killed were Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California, and Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois.

Staff Sgt. John W. Perry, 30, of Stockton, California

STAFF SGT. JOHN W. PERRY

Perry entered the U.S. Army in Jan. 31, 2008, as a Test, Measurement and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) maintenance support specialist. He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since Aug. 21, 2014.

Perry deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from August 2010 to July 2011. He deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from September 2016 to November 2016.

Perry’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, three Army Commendation Medals, one Army Achievement Medal, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with two campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Korean Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Combat Action Badge and Driver’s and Mechanic Badge.

Pfc. Tyler R. Iubelt, 20, of Tamaroa, Illinois

PFC. TYLER R. IUBELT

Iubelt entered the U.S. Army in Nov. 23, 2015, as a motor transport operator. He was assigned to 1st Cavalry Division Sustainment Brigade since May 6, 2016.

Iubelt deployed in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel from September 2016 to November 2016.

Iubelt’s awards and decorations include the Purple Heart Medal, Bronze Star, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Combat Action Badge.

 

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