The incident is being investigated, the statement said.
“We are deeply concerned about the numerous deaths at Fort Hood and, when it comes to misconduct or negligence, the Navajo Nation urges our national leaders to do whatever is available to save the lives of our Navajo warriors and those who do.” in the US serve to protect US armed forces, “Navajo Nation spokesman Seth Damon said in a statement on Friday.
Fort Hood said Chees awards and accolades include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
“If we lose just one of our honorable warriors, the entire nation will feel that pain,”
Fernandes, 23, was reported missing on August 17. He had been transferred to another unit as a result of an investigation into “improper sexual contact”.
According to Fort Hood, Fernandes was a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company of the 553rd Battalion in support of combat support for the 1st Cavalry Division Support Brigade.
The main suspect in their disappearance – another Fort Hood soldier – killed himself when investigators confronted him, according to the Army Criminal Investigation Department.
Army secretary Ryan McCarthy told reporters Tuesday that the new investigation was triggered in part by an increase in incidents at Fort Hood.
“If you look at the numbers for installation of crime, sexual harassment and sexual assault this year, the numbers this year are high, very high, so given the trends associated with this survey, we needed to do a much bigger picture. ” about the challenges Fort Hood is facing, “he said.
“We need to understand the root causes so we can make the appropriate changes, be it a leadership problem, resources, local conditions or our systems. The numbers are bad and we need to make some adjustments because we are very concerned,” added McCarthy added.