FORT IRWIN, Calif. - 19-year-old Pvt. Julian Diaz died in a vehicle incident at the National Training Center located at Fort Irwin, California on Tuesday.
Diaz enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2017 and served in the 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team and 7th Infantry Division as an indirect fire infantryman, since December of 2017.
Diaz was awarded the National Defense and Army Service Ribbons, respectively.
"Our deepest sympathies go out to the family and friends of Pvt. Diaz," Maj. Gen. Willard Burleson III, the 7th Infantry Division commanding general said. "In conjunction with the Army Safety Center, we will conduct a thorough investigation into this incident. The Soldiers of 1-2 SBCT honor Pvt. Diaz through their steadfast commitment, care for each other, and their will to get better every day."