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.”