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A 23-year-old Soldier Tragically Died During “Training Incident”, Currently Under Investigation

A young U.S. Army soldier has died in California during a “training incident.” Spc. Joseph M. Meitl Jr., who was an armored cannon crewmember in the 1st Cavalry Division, died on Thursday, March 10.

Meitl reportedly participated in a “collective training” alongside his brigade at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, located in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, throughout last week before his demise.

Although the Army did not provide information regarding his cause of death, they did note in a news release that “the incident is under investigation.” Lieutenant Colonel Christopher Carpenter released a statement remembering the late Meitl. Read the full story here ▶