(KILLEEN, Texas) — Fort Hood officials released on Saturday the names of eight of the nine soldiers who died June 2 after the Light Medium Tactical Vehicle they were riding in overturned in a creek.
According to a statement from the Fort Hood Public Affairs Office, “The circumstances of the accident are unknown at this time, pending an investigation by a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center, Fort Rucker, Alabama.”
One of the soldier’s next of kin is still pending formal notification, and that individual’s identity will be released when the notification is complete, officials said.
The eight deceased soldiers identified were:
Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, of Brooklyn, New York
Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms, California
Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, 22, of Milton, Florida
Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, of Palmetto, Florida
Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, of San Angelo, Texas
Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, of Dunn, North Carolina
Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, 21, of Jersey City, New Jersey
Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, of Valparaiso, Indiana
Biographical information about the soldiers was posted on the Fort Hood Facebook page.
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