Fort Hood releases names of 9 soldiers killed during flash flood

Soldiers killed during flash flood


FORT HOOD, Texas – Officials at Fort Hood have released the names of the nine people killed this week in a flash flood on the post.

The soldiers ranged in age from 19 to 38 and came from New York, California, New Jersey, Florida, North Carolina, Indiana and Texas.

  • Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, Brooklyn, New York
  • Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, Twentynine Palms, California
  • Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, Milton, 22, Florida
  • Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, Palmetto, Florida
  • Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, San Angelo, Texas
  • Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, Dunn, North Carolina
  • Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James, 21, Jersey City, New Jersey
  • Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, Valparaiso, Indiana
  • Spc. Yingming Sun, 25, Monterry Park, California
  • Click here to read more about each solider and their service.

    The soldiers were in a light medium tactical vehicle that overturned in a rain swollen Owl Creek.

    Three other soldiers were rescued.

    The identity of one of the soldiers killed has not been released pending notification of next of kin. The investigation into the accident remains under investigation by a team from the Army Combat Readiness Center, based at Fort Rucker in Alabama.