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Soldier stationed in Germany killed while home on leave in California

By MARTIN EGNASH | STARS AND STRIPES Published: September 11, 2019

VILSECK, Germany — Spc. Marlon Brumfield, a Stryker maintainer with the Army’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment, was shot to death while on home leave in the U.S., officials said.

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Brumfield, 22, based in Vilseck, Germany, was visiting his home in Lompoc, Calif., when he was shot Sunday, U.S. Army Europe said in a statement.

Brumfield was hit with multiple gunshots about 2 a.m. while he was walking on a street, the Lompoc Police Department said. First responders attempted lifesaving procedures but were unsuccessful.

Police are investigating the shooting, but no suspects or motives have been announced publicly.

Brumfield joined the Army in January 2017. His awards included two Army Achievement Medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

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