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FT. HOOD: Name of deceased soldier released from July 13 Waco drowning

Tuesday, July 16, 2013 - 11:25am

Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died of an apparent drowning at Lake Waco in Waco, Texas, July 13.

Pfc. Jackson Cole Taylor-Smith, 21, whose home of record is listed as Kansas City, Mo., entered active duty service in April 2011 as an indirect fire infantryman.

He arrived at Fort Hood August 2011 and was currently assigned to Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, since February 2013.

Taylor-Smith’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

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


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