Maxwell Hockin Wiki – Maxwell Hockin biography
Maxwell Hockin was found dead behind the company barracks. Hockin died on Oct. 9, according to the Army.
The Army said Hockin had been assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, an installation in Texas, since July 2017.
“The entire Saber family is devastated by the loss of our true teammate and friend, Specialist Maxwell Hockin,” said Lt. Col. Patrick Sullivan, commander, 91st Engineer Battalion. “He had an outstanding work ethic, was a mentor to his peers, and was always willing to help out the team. He will truly be missed. Our thoughts and our prayers are with Maxwell’s family during this difficult time.”
He was 26 years old.
Fort Hood Soldier Found Dead
U.S. Army officials at Fort Hood have identified a soldier found dead Saturday behind his company barracks.
Spc. Maxwell Hockin, 26, was discovered unresponsive on Oct. 9, officials said in a statement, but it wasn’t yet clear what led to his death.
Hockin was assigned to the 91st Engineer Battalion and stationed at the central Texas post since July 2017.
Since joining the Army in March 2017 as a combat engineer, Hockin earned several awards and decorations, including the Army Good Conduct Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.
The 91st Engineering Battalion is part of the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, based at Fort Hood.
The post has been the focus of wide attention over the past year after the murder of Spc. Vanessa Guillen in 2020 and revelations of past violence and misconduct sparked reform calls by the Department of Defense and elected leaders.
Authorities have not said how Hockin died. The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating his death.
Fort Hood has been the center of controversy. ABC News reports that 14 senior Army leaders were suspended due to the climate and culture at the base after the death of Spc. Vanessa Guillen. She was killed in April 2020.
The Army’s Criminal Investigation Command is looking into what happened to Hockin.