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Fremont soldier killed during training exercise in California

Posted June 22, 2014

Pfc. Andrew Sass

— A Fremont soldier was killed Saturday during a training exercise at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., the military announced.

Pfc. Andrew J. Sass, 23, had been in the military since May 2013 and attended One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga. He had not served on an overseas deployment.

Military officials did not give any details about what happened to Sass during the training exercise. The incident is under investigation. 

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

“(This is) a true loss to the Lancer team. He was a husband, warrior, and true friend to all. He will be missed, but we will not forget him,” Col. Louis A. Zeisman said in a statement.


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  • Nan Toppin Jun 23, 2014

    prayers for his family and friends

  • LetsBeFair Jun 23, 2014

    Thank you for your service !! RIP ... you will not be forgotten!!

  • SFSOLDIER Jun 23, 2014

    Sad that this Soldier was killed in an accident...praying for him and his family.

  • I-Defy Jun 23, 2014

    Ahh yes NTC. The Box! It can be dangerous out there. Someone got hurt everytime we were out there. RIP troop!