24-year-old Fort Hood soldier dies of terminal illness

Posted at 10:32 AM, Feb 08, 2018
and last updated 2018-02-08 14:23:07-05

A 24-year-old Fort Hood soldier has died of terminal illness. 

Fort Hood said Pfc. John Paul Funderburk, Jr. died on Feb. 6 in Irving, Texas. 

Funderburk entered active-duty in January 2016 as a utilities equipment repairer. In Nov. 2017, he was assigned to the Warrior Transition Brigade, Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center on Fort Hood. 

He was awarded an Army Achievement Medal, a National Defence Service Medal and an Amry Service Ribbon.

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