Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier Killed in Training Identified

Pvt. Julian Diaz was killed while training at Fort Irwin, Calif. (Courtesy of U.S. Army)
Pvt. Julian Diaz was killed while training at Fort Irwin, Calif. (Courtesy of U.S. Army)

TACOMA, Wash. — Army officials have identified a Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier who was killed Tuesday during a training accident at the National Training Center in California.

The News Tribune reports 19-year-old Pvt. Julian Diaz of Tolleson, Arizona, died in a vehicle crash at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California. No further details about the crash were released.

Army officials say Diaz joined the Army in 2017. He was a member of the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division since December as an indirect fire infantryman.

An investigation into Diaz's death is ongoing.

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