NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)– Two of the nine Fort Hood soldiers killed during flooding in Texas were from the Tri-State area, CBS2 reports.
Staff Sergeant Miguel Colon-Vazquez of Brooklyn was honored with more than 20 awards and decorations since going active duty in 2003. He was 38 years old.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell, Former Secretary Of State, Dies At 84 Due To Complications From COVID-19
Private Tysheena James, of Jersey City, entered active duty in November of last year and has received several awards including the National Defense Service Medal. She was 21 years old.READ MORE: Gen. Colin Powell Remembered Fondly At His Alma Mater, CCNY, And In The Bronx, Where He Was Raised
The soldiers died after getting swept away in raging waters when their truck overturned in a creek during military training.
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