A Fort Hood soldier who died from an apparent gunshot wound in Killeen on June 13 has been identified as 26-year-old Sgt. Sergei Joseph Hearst.

Hearst’s home of record is listed as Sioux Falls, South Dakota. He entered active duty service in June of 2007 as an infantryman and was assigned to Ft. Hood in April 2012 as part of Troop F, 2nd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division.

Hearst was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from October 2009 to June 2010. He received several awards and decorations during his service.

The circumstances surrounding Hearst’s death remain under investigation.