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Soldier at JBLM dies in training exercise

Nov 5, 2018, 6:48 PM

A soldier died in a training exercise at Joint Base Lewis-McChord...

(AP)

(AP)

A soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord died during a training exercise Sunday.

Specialist Drew Watters was from Evansville, Indiana, and was 23 years old. A husband and father, he enlisted in the army as an infantryman, and served in the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division.

He earned several awards during his service, among them, the Army Achievement Medal and National Defense Service Ribbon.

“The 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division suffered a tremendous loss with the passing of Spc. Drew Watters,” said Col. Jay Miseli, commander of 2-2 SBCT in a news release. “We ask that you keep his family, friends, and Lancer Brigade Soldiers affected by his loss in your thoughts and prayers. Spc. Watters was a leader, husband, and father who will be sorely missed by all.”

His cause of death is under investigation.

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