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Army IDs soldier killed when severe weather hit Fort Pickett

Posted at 12:54 PM, Jul 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-24 23:19:29-04

FORT PICKETT, Va. -- A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier was killed and two U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers injured Monday night at Fort Pickett, a spokesperson for the Virginia Army National Guard said.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin P. Sullivan, 34, a native of Chesaning, Mich., died from his injuries when severe weather knocked over a large tree during a training exercise.

The tree also struck a parked up-armored Humvee that injured the two Soldiers near the vehicle.

Sullivan joined the Army in June 2003 and deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008. He attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and commissioned in 2014. His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal , Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon.

Fort Pickett is in Blackstone, Virginia, about 60 miles south and west of Richmond.

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