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KAISERSLAUTERN, Germany — Army officials have released the name of the Mannheim soldier who died last Friday after collapsing during physical training.

Spc. Steven Vega, 23, of Compton, Calif., was pronounced dead shortly before noon Friday in Mannheim.

Vega was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 28th Transportation Battalion as a small-arms/artillery repairer.

"The incident is under investigation, and we expect to get more details as they are released," said Sgt. Maj. Cameron Porter of the 21st Theater Sustainment Command public affairs office.

Vega received emergency medical treatment where he collapsed Friday and at the Coleman Barracks Troop Medical Clinic, according to a 21st TSC press release. Vega was transported to the hospital for further life-saving measures. He was unable to be revived, and Vega was pronounced dead by German medical authorities at the Mannheim Klinikum at approximately 11:53 a.m. on Friday, the press release stated.

There was no word Monday on the soldier’s cause of death or when a memorial ceremony will take place.


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