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Texas National Guard Announces the Death of Soldier

Private First Class Juan CastroAUSTIN, Texas (June 18, 2015) – Texas Military Forces officials have released the name of a Soldier who died during a training accident at Fort Hood on June 17, 2015. The incident occurred at approximately 7:30 a.m. when four Soldiers from the Texas Army National Guard were involved in a single vehicle (HMMVV) rollover accident during their two-week annual training period.

Private First Class Juan Castro, 19, whose home of record is listed as San Antonio, joined the Texas Army National Guard in February of 2014 as a cavalry scout. He was assigned to B Troop 1-112th Cavalry Regiment, 72nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 36th Infantry Division, located in Bryan, Texas.

Castro’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.  

The three soldiers also involved in this training accident sustained non-life threatening injuries. Circumstances surrounding this incident remain under investigation.

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