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Body of soldier killed in training accident back in Arizona

October 30, 2019 GMT

PHOENIX (AP) — The body of a 21-year-old U.S. Army soldier killed in a training accident in Georgia is back in Arizona.

Azfamily.com reports that an honor guard awaited the arrival Tuesday night of Pfc. Antonio Garcia’s casket at Sky Harbor International Airport in Phoenix.

The Peoria man’s casket arrived on a Delta airliner and was placed in a white hearse.

Garcia and two other soldiers were killed Oct. 20 at Fort Stewart when a Bradley Fighting Vehicle went off a bridge and landed upside down in water below. Three other soldiers were injured.

Gov. Doug Ducey said in tweet Monday that Garcia “will be remembered for his commitment to duty and willingness to serve.”