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Lakito Tarraze Bynum

Lakito Tarraze Bynum

Oakland, Mississippi

July 4, 2015

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
36 Army Capt

Alpha Company, the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade

Fort Hood

 

Lakito Tarraze Bynum

From The Fort Hood Sentinel forthoodsentinel.com 07/09/15:

Capt. Lakito, Tarraze Bynum, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade 

Capt. Lakito Tarraze Bynum, 36, died July 4 of possible natural causes in El Salvador. 

Bynum, whose home of record is listed as Oakland, Mississippi, entered active-duty service in April 1996 as an ammunition specialist and was commissioned as a civil affairs team leader in May 2009. 

He was assigned to Alpha Company, the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, Fort Hood, since September 2014. 

Bynum deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from November 2004 to November 2005 and from September to October 2010. He also deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from June 2011 to June 2012 and in support of the Civil Affairs Engagement Program from February to July 2015. 

Bynumís awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, a Meritorious Service Medal, five Army Commendation Medals, three Army Achievement Medals, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon. 

Circumstances surrounding this incident are under investigation.

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