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.

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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.

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The soldiers died after getting swept away in raging waters when their truck overturned in a creek during military training.

A GoFundMe page was set up to raise contributions to help Colon-Vazquez’ family.

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