Fort Hood soldier with Augusta ties found dead

Wednesday, June 20, 2012 8:33 PM
Last updated 11:03 PM
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Staff Sgt. Donald Perry Sumner Jr., an Augustan serving at Fort Hood in Texas, was pronounced dead Saturday after being found unresponsive at his home earlier that day.

Sumner was found in his off-post residence in Harker Heights, Texas, and events surrounding his death are currently under investigation.

He had been at Fort Hood since August 2010 and entered the military in 1988. He was deployed four times in Operation Iraqi Freedom, with his most recent stint from November 2008 to October 2009. His awards and decorations include four Army commendation medals and seven Army good conduct medals.

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Craig Spinks
Craig Spinks 06/21/12 - 12:56 am

Sgt. Sumner.

stillamazed 06/21/12 - 08:25 am
4 Deployments????

This is to many deployments for any soldier! I know soldiers who have been in 20 years and never deployed and others deploy time after time. The military needs to look at what all of these frequent deployments are doing to their soldiers and civilians. Prayers for SSG Sumner and his family.

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