Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, who joined the Army last year and is originally from us-regions, was pronounced dead at the base after a “vehicle accident” during a unit exercise.
Two other soldiers were injured and treated at a local hospital.
Pfc. Joseph A. Marquez, 20, died in a vehicle accident Yakima Training Center on Monday.
(8th Squadron, 1st U.S. Cavalry)
“Marquez was known for his laughter and the light he spread everywhere he went. We knew him as a loving son and brother to his family, a faithful friend to his comrades, and a loyal Soldier to his nation,” the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment wrote in a release on social media.
Yakima Training Center is a satellite installation of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, where Marquez was based.