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Spc. Ronald L. Murray Jr.
Died November 10, 2016 Serving During Operation Inherent Resolve
23, of Bowie, Maryland; assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss, Texas; died in Kuwait in a non-combat related incident.
DoD identifies soldier killed in vehicle accident in Kuwait
The Defense Department on Friday released the name of a soldier who died in a vehicle accident in Kuwait.
Spc. Ronald Murray Jr. died Thursday. He was deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.
Murray, of Savannah, Georgia, was assigned to 4th Battalion, 1st Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, of Fort Bliss, Texas. The 23 year-old joined the Army in January 2015 and had arrived at 3rd BCT and Fort Bliss in June of that year. He was a fire support specialist.
Murray's family released a statement thanking those around them for their "thoughts, kind words and prayers of comfort."
"He loved his country. He loved life and being a part of the military," his family said, according to the statement. "We will miss the joy and laughter he brought to our lives, but we will forever be proud of his service to our nation."
Both of Murray's parents are Army and Desert Storm veterans.
"Spc. Murray's passing is a tragic loss for the brigade, to the nation, and, more importantly, to his family," said Col. Robert Magee, commander of 3rd BCT, in a statement. "He was an outstanding soldier with an infectious smile and a sense of humor that brightened any room. He will be missed by his family, his fellow soldiers and by this command. We will never forget him."
The non-combat-related incident is under investigation, officials have said. No additional details about the incident were available Friday.