Fort Hood lost another soldier this week who served as a combat engineer with the division for 15 months. She was only 21 years old.
The Army pronounced Pvt. Ana Basalduaruiz dead on Monday.
The Army Criminal Investigation Division is leading the case as it’s not yet known how Basalduaruiz died.
The chain of command has been in contact with her family and will be providing support and resources to them and troopers who served with her, the base said.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of PV2 Ana Basalduaruiz, and we extend our sympathies to her father, mother, and her sister,” Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan said. “Our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. She was an exceptional teammate that will truly be missed.”
Fort Hood is the same base where Houston Army Specialist Vanessa Guillen was killed in 2020.
Guillen’s sister, Mayra, reacted to the 21-year-old’s death on Twitter Wednesday night, saying in part, “This is also very triggering for me… I will be speaking to the family soon.”
I’m aware of the death of Ana Basaldua in Ft Hood, TX. May she Rest In Peace. She was only 21 years old…I will be speaking to the family soon, I find it very sensitive to speak on something I’m not fully aware off yet and this is also very triggering for me… I need to gather my… https://t.co/nkdQQdwYEf pic.twitter.com/Mj7XgoYDQ0
— Mayra Guillen (@mguilen_) March 16, 2023
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