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Fort Sill soldier dies in skiing accident

Source: Dopkins Funeral Chapel Source: Dopkins Funeral Chapel

FORT SILL, OK (KSWO) - A soldier stationed at Fort Sill who died in late February after a skiing accident in Colorado is being remembered by his unit.

Private First Class Andrew Garcia was skiing in Aspen, Colorado when he hit a tree. He later died from his injuries according to local media reports.

He was part of the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade at Fort Sill. His unit issued a statement about the passing of PFC. Garcia which reads:

"Soldiers of the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade offer our sincerest condolences to his family and friends. Pfc. Garcia was well liked by his peers and supervisors because of his jovial attitude and his willingness to help others. He will truly be missed in our formation. A memorial service for Pfc. Garcia will be held at Fort Sill."

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help the family.

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