2 SoCal Residents Among 9 Soldiers Killed in Fort Hood Accident - NBC Southern California

2 SoCal Residents Among 9 Soldiers Killed in Fort Hood Accident

Spc. Yingming Sun of Monterey Park, California, was killed during a training accident at a Central Texas Army post.

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    2 SoCal Residents Among 9 Soldiers Killed in Fort Hood Accident
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    Spc. Yingming Sun, 25, of Monterey Park, California, and Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms, California, were identified Sunday as two among nine killed in a training accident at a Central Texas Army post on Thursday. (Published Sunday, June 5, 2016.)

    The U.S. Army has identified the ninth soldier who died, along with eight others, during a training accident at a Central Texas Army post on Thursday as Spc. Yingming Sun.

    The 25-year-old from Monterey Park, California, entered active-duty military service in October 2013 as a motor transport operator and has been stationed in Fort Hood, since August 2014.

    Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, of Twentynine Palms, California, was previously identified as one of the soldiers killed.

    The soldiers died when their tactical vehicle was washed away while crossing the rain-swollen Owl Creek on the Fort Hood Army base.

    Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, Brooklyn, New York, Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, 22, Milton, Florida, Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, Palmetto, Florida, Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, San Angelo, Texas, Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, Dunn, North Carolina, Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, Jersey City, New Jersey, Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, Valparaiso, Indiana, were also killed Thursday.

    Sun's awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.

    Three more soldiers were injured but survived. They were released from Fort Hood's hospital Friday.

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