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Soldier dies during training exercise in Washington

US Army
Posted at 9:08 AM, Apr 27, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-27 11:44:31-04

YAKIMA, Wash. — A 20-year-old soldier has died after a training exercise in Washington.

Private First Class Joseph Marquez with the U.S. Army was based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Yakima.

Maquez was from Dover, Delaware and a member of the 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Seventh Infantry Division.

The combat team posted on Facebook, saying Marquez died after a training exercise this week. “He was pronounced dead on the scene,” the post said.

Two other soldiers were also hurt during the training incident at the Yakima Training Center.

The injured soldiers were treated at a hospital and released.

The cause of the incident is under investigation.