Soldier dies at Fort Hood while conducting maintenance

Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood

A soldier was killed from injuries sustained while conducting maintenance on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle at the Fort Hood base. 

22-year-old Pfc. Mason Webber died on Thursday, September 5, according to Fort Hood.

Webber entered the United States Army in March 2018 as a Bradley Fighting Vehicle System Maintainer and had been assigned to 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since August 2018. Webber's awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

"The Darkhorse Squadron is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Private First Class Mason Webber," said Lt. Col. Adam Cannon, commander, 4-9 CAV . "We send our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Pfc. Webber. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them in this trying time. He was an indelible part of the squadron and his loss is deeply felt."

Pfc. Mason Webber's home of record is listed as Marion, Iowa. 

The incident is under investigation by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.