Military Identifies Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead in Yard After Returning from West Africa

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24-year-old Specialist Kendrick Vernell Sneed was found dead in his yard on Tuesday.

The military identified the deceased Fort Hood soldier as Kendrick Vernell Sneed.

Sneed had just returned from West Africa where he was self-monitoring for Ebola.
KCEN TV reported:


The Fort Hood soldier who was found dead in front of his home Tuesday has been identified as 24-year-old Spc. Kendrick Vernell Sneed.

Sneed had been serving with the troops sent to Liberia to help in the efforts to control the Ebola outbreak. He was home on emergency leave because of a family emergency.

A senior military analyst told NBC news Sneed had no contact with Liberian locals or anyone with Ebola so he was allowed to avoid the mandatory 21 day controlled monitoring. He returned under a self-examination and reporting status.

A hazardous materials crew worked the scene where Sneed was found Tuesday as a precaution. Two separate tests performed on Sneed tested negative for Ebola.

Sneed had been assigned to the 62nd Engineer Company, 36th Engineer Brigade since June 2012. His home of record is listed as Bossier City, Louisiana.

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