U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center
A 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Soldier died from injuries sustained in a PMV-4 crash that occurred March 21 in San Clemente, Calif. The 30-year-old private first class was driving a 1984 pickup, towing a 1950 Oldsmobile on a tow dolly, when his vehicle was struck from behind by a flatbed lumber truck. The Soldier’s vehicle was crushed and fire ensued. He was trapped in the vehicle and pronounced deceased at the scene.