Sergeant Jose Joaquin Suarez, 24, was found unresponsive in his barracks at Fort Hood just one day after Christmas. He was pronounced dead later on that day at the Carl R. Darnell Medical Center.
Suarez entered active service duty in 2006 as an information systems operator-analyst. He home address is listed as Millville, NJ.
Suarez was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom.
He is a decorated soldier who received two Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, two Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, two Overseas Service Ribbons, NATO Medal and Combat Action Badge.
Circumstances surrounding the cause of death are under investigation.
Smearing lip balm on your eyelids may seem an odd way to spend your weekend. Dr. Robert Cykiert would even tell you it's a really stupid way to spend your weekend. But a quick Twitter search on a Friday or Saturday night reveals plenty of kids doing just that. They call it 'beezin'."
A car crashed into a Trader Joe's store in Oceanside, Long Island, Friday afternoon, police said. The accident happened at about 1 p.m. on 3418 Long Beach Road, Nassau County Police said. At least 15 people were hurt, authorities said. A dozen were taken to hospitals while three refused medical attention.