Governor Abbott Responds After 5th Texas National Guard Soldier Dies By Suicide

Posted on AllSides October 4th, 2022
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Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) responded Tuesday after the news broke that a Texas National Guard soldier — serving as part of the state’s southern border initiative Operation Lone Star — had died by suspected suicide.

According to reports from The Army Times and The Texas Tribune, the soldier died at 8:20 Tuesday morning after shooting himself with an M4-Carbine, his assigned duty weapon. His name has not yet been released to the public.

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