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Michigan soldier dies after tree falls on him during training exercise

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin P. Sullivan, 34, of Chesaning, Mich., died at Fort Pickett, Virginia, after a tree fell on him during severe weather on Monday, July 22, 2019.

By AMY HUSCHKA | Detroit Free Press | Published: July 25, 2019

DETROIT (Tribune News Service) — A U.S. Army reserve soldier from Michigan has died at Fort Pickett, Virginia, after a tree fell on him during severe weather on Monday.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin P. Sullivan, 34, of Chesaning in Saginaw County, died from his injuries. Two other soldiers were also injured when the tree struck a parked Humvee near them.

The incident occurred during an annual training event and is under investigation.

Sullivan served as a petroleum systems technician assigned to 13th Quartermaster Detachment, 645th Regional Support Group, 103d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) in Livonia.

He joined the Army in June 2003 and deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008. He attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and commissioned in 2014.

The two injured soldiers are assigned the 362nd Quartermaster Battalion in Kinston, N.C., and were treated and released from the hospital.

Sullivan is survived by his mother, father and sister.


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