(FT HOOD PUBLIC AFFAIRS)
FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood officials have released the name of a Soldier who died April 26 at Scott and White Hospital in Temple, Texas.
Sgt. 1st Class Jimmy Shannon Howard, 40, collapsed while playing Softball in Gatesville, Texas, and was transported to the hospital.
Howard, whose home of record is South Lake, Texas, entered active-duty service in April 1991 as a multiple-launch rocket-system crewmember and later changed to an animal care specialist. He was assigned to the South Plains District Veterinary Command, Fort Hood, since August 2010.
Howard deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March 2004 to March 2005.
Howard's awards and decorations include six Army Commendation Medals, Navy Commendation Medal, seven Army Achievement Medals, Navy Achievement Medal, six Army Good Conduct Medals, Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officers Professional Development Ribbon with numeral three, Army Service Ribbon, three Army Overseas Service Ribbons, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Combat Action Badge, Expert Field Medical Badge, Driver and Mechanic Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Expert.