Beaverton soldier found unresponsive in his Texas home, cause of death unknown

Sgt. John Andrew Stobbe, courtesy US Army

A Fort Hood-based soldier from Beaverton was found dead last weekend in his Killeen, Texas home.

Sgt. John Andrew Stobbe, 31, was found unresponsive in his off-post home last Sunday, May 1.

He joined in the US Army in September 2004, and was deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom twice. He was also deployed in support of Operation New Dawn and, most recently South Korea from June 2015 to February 2016.

Sgt. Stobbe was highly decorated having earned one Joint Service Commendation Medal, four Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, five Iraq Campaign Medals with campaign stars, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, four Overseas Service Ribbons, Combat Action Badge and Driver and Mechanic Badge with wheeled and track vehicles.

His cause of death remains under investigation.


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