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Fort Hood investigating death of female soldier, releases identity

Pvt. Ana Basaldua Ruiz was a combat engineer in the 1st Cavalry Division.

FORT HOOD, Texas — The Army Criminal Investigation Division is investigating the death of Fort Hood soldier Ana Basaldua Ruiz., according to a news release from the post.

Basaldua Ruiz, 20, died on March 13. She was a combat engineer in the 1st Calvary Division who served with the division over the past 15 months.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of PV2 Ana Basaldua Ruiz, and we extend our sympathies to her father, mother, and her sister,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, commander, 91st Engineer Battalion. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. She was an exceptional teammate that will truly be missed.”

The chain of command is reportedly in contact with Basaldua Ruiz's family to keep them updated and receive any concerns.

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