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UPDATE: Officials release names of all nine Fort Hood soldiers who died

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FORT HOOD, TX (KXXV) -

Fort Hood has released the names of the nine soldiers who drowned Thursday after their vehicle overturned at a flooded creek. The initial release on Saturday only contained the names of eight soldiers. The ninth soldier was identified, following next of kin notification, on Sunday morning.

They have been identified as:

  • Spc. Yingming Sun, 25, whose home of record is listed as Monterey Park, California, entered active-duty military service in October 2013 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since August 2014.

    • Sun’s awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Overseas Service Ribbon.

  • Staff Sgt. Miguel Angel Colonvazquez, 38, from Brooklyn, New York, entered active-duty military service in July 2003 as a motor transport operator was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since May 2011. Colonvazquez deployed to Iraq twice and Afghanistan twice.
    • Colonvazquez’s awards and decorations include five Army Commendation Medals, five Army Achievement Medals, three Army Good Conduct Medals, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Iraq Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, two Korea Defense Service Medals, Army Service Ribbon, three Overseas Service Ribbons, North Atlantic Treaty Organization Medal, Driver and Mechanic Badge with wheeled vehicle and Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Marksman with Carbine.
  • Spc. Christine Faith Armstrong, 27, from Twentynine Palms, California, entered active-duty military service in February 2014 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since September 2014.
    • Armstrong’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Overseas Service Ribbon.
  • Pfc. Brandon Austin Banner, 22, from Milton, Florida, entered active-duty military service in March 2014 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since July 2014.
    • Banner’s awards and decorations include National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Sharpshooter with Carbine.
  • Pfc. Zachery Nathaniel Fuller, 23, from Palmetto, Florida, entered active-duty military service in November 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st  Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
    • Fuller’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
  • Pvt. Isaac Lee Deleon, 19, San Angelo, Texas, entered active-duty military service in November 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
    • Deleon’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.
  • Pvt. Eddy Raelaurin Gates, 20, from Dunn, North Carolina, entered active-duty military service in December 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
    • Gates’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
  • Pvt. Tysheena Lynette James ,21, from Jersey City, New Jersey, entered active-duty military service in November 2015 as a motor transport operator and was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, Fort Hood, since April 2016.
    • James’s awards and decorations include a National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal and Army Service Ribbon.
  • Cadet Mitchell Alexander Winey, 21, from Valparaiso, Indiana, was a member of the United States Military Academy Class of 2018, assigned to Company B, First Regiment. 

One soldier's next of kin is still pending formal notification and the Soldier's name will be released when the official notifications are complete.

The circumstances of the accident are currently under investigation by the Army Combat Readiness Center out of Fort Rucker, Alabama.

Twelve Fort Hood soldiers were riding in a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle (LMTV) for a routine training exercise at the Owl Creek Tactical Low-Water Crossing on East Range Road near Belton Lake when it overturned Thursday morning.

Three soldiers were rescued Thursday afternoon and taken to the hospital. They were released from the hospital on Friday and cleared to return to duty.

News Channel 25's Taylor Durden and Rochelle Alleyne contributed to this story.

Copyright 2016 KXXV. All rights reserved.

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