On May 27, the Army announced that SPC Etienne J. Murphy of Snellville, Ga., died Friday from injuries sustained in a “vehicle rollover-related incident” in Al-Hasakah, Syria. He was 22.
Murphy was an infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Georgia’s Hunter Army Airfield. According to an Army news release, he was on his first deployment since joining the military out of South Gwinnett High School in Snellville.
Murphy completed infantry training at Fort Benning, Ga., before heading to Fort Drum, N.Y., where he was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.