Fort Hood soldier dies from illness

Posted at 11:39 AM, Jan 05, 2017
and last updated 2017-01-05 12:39:53-05

Fort Hood officials said a solider has died from complication from an illness on New Year’s Day.

26-year-old Pfc. Kai Yemale Yancey was from El Paso, TX. He entered active-duty military service in Feb. 2015 as a motor transport operator.

Yancey was a part of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, Texas, since 2016.

Yancey was a decorated soldier with the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

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