Death of Ft. Hood soldier officially ruled a drowning

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Ft. Hood says an autopsy confirms that Pvt. Mejhor Morta died from drowning and no foul play was involved.

Morata was a member of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

The Southwest Institute of Forensic Sciences finalized its autopsy of Pvt. Morta, and Ft. Hood released the results Tuesday.

“Mejhor brought honor, dignity and respect to our Nation. He was a patriot who volunteered to serve our great country and we will always be grateful for his steadfast dedication to family, friends and fellow Soldiers. He was truly remarkable and this loss hurts all of us”.


Lt. Col. Neil Armstrong

Morta was laid to rest on August 15, near his hometown of Pensacola, Florida, at Saint Marys Cemetery with family and close friends beside him.

The Alabama National Guard rendered honors.

The preliminary autopsy of the Fort Hood soldier confirmed he drowned.

The investigation by the Bell County Sheriff’s Department has officially been closed.

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