Soldier from Georgia killed when vehicle rolls over in Syria

It is not known whether the vehicle rollover incident that killed Murphy involved combat operations

It is not known whether the vehicle rollover incident that killed Murphy involved combat operations

He died from injuries he received in a vehicle rollover. The Department of Defense says an investigation is ongoing. Etienne J. Murphy, 22, of Loganville died after a "vehicle rollover related accident". He was on his first deployment, according to information released by U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

He enlisted in the Army in his hometown of Snellville, Georgia in 2013.

The U.S. Department of Defense on Saturday said that one U.S. soldier was killed in a vehicle accident in Syria.

The US has hundreds of troops and advisers in Syria in various roles, assisting local allies in the fight against the Islamic State group.

Murphy has been posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal.

Following graduation from these courses, SPC Murphy was assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment where he served as an Anti-Tank Gunner.

On Friday, the US Central Command (CENTCOM) announced a USA serviceman was killed in northern Syria.

A solider who was from Loganville has been killed in Syria.

U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Austin L. Bieren, 25, died from suspected natural causes while deployed to northern Syria on March 28.

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