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US Army soldier dies in vehicle rollover in Afghanistan

Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, 21, who died in a vehicle rollover accident in Afghanistan on July 3, 2020. (U.S. Army/Released)
July 06, 2020

The U.S. Army confirmed on Saturday that a U.S. soldier died in a vehicle rollover in Afghanistan on Friday.

21-year-old Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria died during the July 3 accident, which took place in Farah Province, Afghanistan.

Ibarria was an Infantryman in the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, N.Y.

“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 had received 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.

Ibarria, a San Antonio, Texas native, had enlisted in the Army in August 2017. He was on his first deployment.

The incident is currently under investigation.

“Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria had plans after the military — he wanted to be a nurse,” said San Antonio Mayor Ron Nirenberg.  “Our city’s hearts are with his family. May this thoughtful hero rest in peace.”