SoCal soldiers ID'd as 2 of 9 killed in Fort Hood training accident staff via KABC logo
Sunday, June 5, 2016

The U.S. Army identified a Monterey Park man and a woman from Twentynine Palms as two soldiers of nine who died at a training accident at a Central Texas Army post on Thursday.

The soldiers were identified as 25-year-old Spc. Yingming Sun, from Monterey Park, and 27-year-old Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong of Twentynine Palms.

They died when a tactical vehicle was washed away while crossing the rain-swollen Owl Creek on the Fort Hood Army base.

Others killed in the accident were identified as Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, Brooklyn, New York, Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, 22, Milton, Florida, Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, Palmetto, Florida, Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, San Angelo, Texas, Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, Dunn, North Carolina, Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, Jersey City, New Jersey, Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, Valparaiso, Indiana.

Three more soldiers survived the accident and were released from Fort Hood's hospital Friday.