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Fort Hood soldier dies in Afghanistan from "non-combat" related incident

Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley
FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) - The Department of Defense has released the name of a Fort Hood soldier who died from a "non-combat" related incident on Friday, August 22 in Gardez, Afghanistan.

According to the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, Sgt. Christopher Waugh Mulalley, 26, whose home of record is listed as Eureka, California, entered active-duty service in July 2006 as an infantryman. Circumstances surrounding his death are under investigation. Further details into the incident were not released.

Sgt. Mulalley was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood. He was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2007 to December 2007 and Operation Enduring Freedom from May 2009 to June 2010. He was deployed as part of Operation Enduring Freedom in June 2014.

The Fort Hood Public Affairs Office says Mulalley's awards and decorations include: three Army Commendation Medals, four Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Medal, NATO Medal, Combat Infantry Badge, Expert Infantry Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert with Rifle.
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