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Fort Hood soldier from Fayetteville dies in training accident

Posted February 22

Five soldiers are dead, three hospitalized and four others are still unaccounted for after a tragic accident in Texas flood waters.

— A Foot Hood soldier from Fayetteville who died during a training accident was identified Wednesday.

Pvt. Michael Luis Garcia, 29, died during a vehicle training incident at a Fort Irwin, Calif., training center.

Garcia entered the active-duty military in March 2016 as an indirect fire infantryman.

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