• JBLM soldier killed during training exercise in Calif.


    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - A Joint Base Lewis-McCord solider was killed Saturday during a training exercise in California.

     JBLM officials said 23-year-old Pfc. Andrew J. Sass was killed at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin.

     Sass is a 2-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division soldier and he was an infantryman assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment.

     "[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," said Col. Cmdr. of the 2-2 SBCT  Louis A. Zeisman,

     Sass was originally from Fremont, North Carolina.                                                                       

     The incident remains under investigation. 

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