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A memorial service was held Monday at Camp Virginia, Kuwait, to remember a 19-year-old National Guard soldier who died in a vehicle accident last week.

Spc. Cwislyn K. Walter, of the 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 29th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, died as a result of injuries sustained in the single-vehicle accident that occurred on the Seventh Ring Road outside Kuwait City, according to the U.S. military command at Camp Arifjan.

Three other soldiers were injured in the accident. One is in stable condition at a Kuwaiti hospital, another is in stable condition at the Camp Arifjan Medical Facility and the third is returning to duty, officials said Monday.

Walter had deployed to Kuwait in October 2008.

She joined the Hawaii National Guard in April 2007 and was trained as a signal support systems specialist. She also was a human resources specialist.

"In my 26 years of service, SPC Walter ranks among the best that I have had the honor to have known and worked with," Lt. Col. Moses Kaoiwi, commander of the 29th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, was quoted as saying in an Army news release.

"She was young and motivated. She had initiative and produced quality work. She really had a positive impact on everyone in the battalion and brought the best out of everyone."

The cause of the accident is under investigation, officials said.


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