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November 8, 2011 at 6:10 PM

Lewis-McChord soldier killed in training is ID’d

Joint Base Lewis-McChord has identified the soldier killed Monday in a training accident at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif.

Sgt. 1st Class Patrick L. Huntley, 31, died when a Stryker vehicle rolled over. He was assigned to Company C, 2nd Batallion, 1st Infantry Regiment — part of the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division at Lewis-McChord.

Huntley, who was from Portland, enlisted in the Army in 1998. He was a drill sergeant at Fort Benning, Ga.Georgia, before coming to Lewis-McChord in August. He had previously served in various capacities in Germany and Iraq.

Among his many awards, Huntley had been awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Purple Heart and the Army Commendation Medal and Army Achievement Medal.

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