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Texas Military Department Announces the Death of Soldier


AUSTIN, Texas (October 4, 2022) – A Texas Army National Guard Soldier assigned to Operation Lone Star died, while on duty Tuesday.

“We are deeply saddened to have lost one of our own today. We extend our deepest condolences to the family,” said Maj. Gen. Thomas Suelzer, The Texas Adjutant General.  

Texas Rangers are leading the investigation.  The name of the deceased is being withheld until notification of the next of kin.  


The mission of the Texas Military Department (TMD) is to provide the Governor and the President with ready and trained forces in support of the citizens of Texas and State and Federal civil/military authorities at home and abroad.

The Texas Military Department is commanded by the Adjutant General of Texas, the state's senior military official appointed by the governor, and is comprised of the Office of State Administration (formerly the Office of the Executive Director), the Texas Army National Guard (TXARNG), the Texas Air National Guard (TXANG) and the Texas State Guard (TXSG).

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Texas Military Department Public Affairs
P.O. Box 5218, Building 10
Camp Mabry (Austin), Texas 78703
Phone: 512-782-5620