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Army IDs soldier who died from falling tree during training

July 25, 2019

BLACKSTONE, Va. (AP) — A U.S. Army Reserve soldier who died after he was struck by a falling tree during a storm in Virginia has been identified as a 34-year-old from Michigan.

The Army said in a statement Thursday that Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin P. Sullivan was a native of Chesaning, which is about 100 miles (161 kilometers) northwest of Detroit.

Sullivan served as a petroleum systems technician assigned to a command in Livonia, which is outside Detroit. He is survived by his mother, father and sister.

The incident occurred during a training exercise at Fort Pickett, which is about 60 miles (96 kilometers) southwest of Richmond in Blackstone.

Two unnamed soldiers assigned to a battalion in Kinston, North Carolina, were injured. They’ve been released from a hospital and are recovering.

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