A Fort Drum-based soldier died Friday while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.
Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, 21, died July 3, in Farah province, Afghanistan, during a vehicle rollover accident, according to a press release.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Spc. Vincent Ibarria during this difficult time. The loss of any Mountain Soldier has a lasting impact on every member of the team. The 10th Mountain Division mourns the loss of Spc. Ibarria, he will be severely missed from our formation,” said Lt. Col. Kamil Sztalkoper, spokesperson for the 10th Mountain Division.
Ibarria, a San Antonio, Texas-native, enlisted in the Army in August 2017. He served as an Infantryman in the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team in Fort Drum, New York. He was on his first deployment, according to Maj. Harold Huff, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs Officer.
Ibarria’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.
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