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Nebraska Guard says soldier died in training exercise

May 6, 2019

BROKEN BOW, Neb. (AP) — A member of the Nebraska Army National Guard has died from an unexpected medical episode during routine fitness training in Broken Bow.

The Lincoln Journal Star reports that 29-year-old Staff Sgt. Trevor J. Kurtzhals, of Lexington, died Saturday at a local hospital. He had had been at the Nebraska Army National Guard armory in Broken Bow as part of the Guard’s 1075th Transportation Company.

Kurtzhals was an 11-year veteran of the Nebraska Army National Guard whose service included a deployment to Afghanistan in 2010.

It’s unclear what the medical episode was.

Gov. Pete Ricketts says Kurtzhals’ service to Nebraska and the country won’t be forgotten.

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Information from: Lincoln Journal Star, http://www.journalstar.com