Joseph Marquez, a soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, was killed in a training accident at Yakima Training Center in Washington on Monday, April 25. Photo courtesy 8-1 Cavalry Squadron Facebook Page, US Army.
A 20-year-old soldier assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord was killed in a training accident at Yakima Training Center in Washington on Monday.
Pfc. Joseph Marquez, a native of Dover, Delaware, was killed in a vehicle accident on April 25 that also injured two others, according to a release from the 7th Infantry Division. Marquez was a motor transport operator in the division’s 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team at JBLM, Washington. The base is about a three-hour drive from the sprawling training range.
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of Pfc. Marquez,” said Lt. Col. Michael Filanowski, commander of 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, in a press release. “Blackhawk Squadron sends its deepest condolences to his family and loved ones. Our prayers and thoughts are with them during this difficult time.”
Matt White is a former senior editor for Coffee or Die Magazine. He was a pararescueman in the Air Force and the Alaska Air National Guard for eight years and has more than a decade of experience in daily and magazine journalism.
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