- Associated Press - Tuesday, May 13, 2014

FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - A 32-year-old Fort Hood soldier has died of injuries suffered last week in a noncombat-related incident in Kosovo.

Fort Hood officials on Tuesday announced the death of Staff Sgt. Heidi Lynn Ruh of Barrington, Illinois. She died at Camp Bondsteel in Kosovo following an incident May 9. No other details were available Tuesday. The matter is under investigation by the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command.

Ruh joined the military in January 2003 as a biomedical equipment specialist and was assigned to the 1st Medical Brigade at Fort Hood. She was attached to Kosovo Force’s Multinational Battle Group-East.

She had deployed to Kosovo in January.

Her awards include two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals and the National Defense Service Medal.


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