Soldier Dies in Rollover Crash During Training at NY’s Fort Drum

by emallernee | October 26th, 2011

October 26, 2011

A 35-year-old 10th Mountain Division soldier from San Bernardino, California, died Sunday in a rollover crash at an Army post in Fort Drum, New York.

According to The Wall Street Journal, the fatal accident occurred during exercises at a training range at Fort Drum. The victim was traveling in a Humvee with two other soldiers who were also injured in the crash.

The victim, who joined the Army in October 2010, was a supply clerk in 543rd Quartermaster Company, 548th Combat Service Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade. He trained at Fort Leonard Wood, in Missouri and Fort Lee in Virginia before arriving at Fort Drum earlier this month. He had already collected the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

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