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1st Cav Soldiers Die in On-Duty Vehicle Incidents 3 Days Apart | Military.com

1st Cav Soldiers Die in On-Duty Vehicle Incidents 3 Days Apart | Military.com

A 1st Cavalry Division soldier was killed Monday and three were injured in an armored vehicle accident at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

This is the second 1st Cavalry soldier to be killed in a vehicle-related accident this week.

The first death occurred Sunday and involved a soldier at Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany. Spc. Andrew S. Ortega, a horizontal construction engineer with the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, was killed while conducting “routine redeployment vehicle cleaning,” U.S. Army Europe spokeswoman Beth Clemmons told Military.com.

No other details about the circumstances of Ortega’s death were available. His death remains under investigation.

Monday’s death involving a 1st Cav soldier, who has not been identified yet, involved a Bradley fighting vehicle during a training exercise at the National Training Center, Kenneth Drylie, a spokesman for NTC, told Military.com.

Source: 1st Cav Soldiers Die in On-Duty Vehicle Incidents 3 Days Apart | Military.com

 

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