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An Army soldier died during a “training incident” on Thursday at the National Training Center in California, officials said Saturday.

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Spc. Joseph M. Meitl Jr., 23, was identified as the soldier who died, according to a news release from Fort Hood, Texas. His death is under investigation, the release stated. The cause of his death and the circumstances that led to it have not been released.

Meitl was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Army officials said.

While the incident did not happen at Fort Hood, it involved a soldier assigned to the base, KXAN-TV reported. He was participating in the brigade’s collective training at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, which is located in Southern California’s Mojave Desert, KRDO reported.

Meitl joined the Army in May 2020, according to the news release. He was an armored cannon crewmember whose honors include an Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.

“We are deeply saddened by the loss of an incredible Trooper and teammate,” Lt. Col. Christopher Carpenter, commander, 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, said in a statement. “We extend our deepest sympathies to his spouse, family, and friends. Our thoughts and prayers are with them in this time of mourning and reflection.”