Indiana National Guard soldier who died in Fort Hood accident is identified
The Indiana National Guard soldier who died in a tactical vehicle accident during training at Fort Hood, Texas, Thursday night has been identified as Staff Sgt. Andrew Michael St. John, 29, of Greenwood, an infantryman with Company B, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment.
“For those who knew and worked with Staff Sgt. St. John, he was respected and admired for his great love for his country and family," Lt. Col. Chad Pittman, the regiment's commander, said in a press release. "He continually sought ways to ensure the success of subordinates, better himself as leader, and contribute to the achievements the organization. My deepest sympathy for his family at this sad and difficult time."
St. John, who was on orders as an embedded observer controller/trainer with Army National Guard Operations Group Wolf at Fort Hood, had previously deployed to Afghanistan and Iraq.
The cause of his death is under investigation and no further details were available, the press release stated.