DOD: Texas-born soldier dies after vehicle accident in Afghanistan

Posted at 5:29 PM, Jul 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-07-05 18:29:42-04

The Defense Department announced a Texas-born soldier has died after a vehicle accident that occurred in Afghanistan.

The DOD said Saturday the soldier was supporting Operation Freedom Sentinel, part of the NATO-led mission fighting militants in that country.

Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, 21, from San Antonio, died as the result of a vehicle rollover accident on Friday in Farah, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Spc. Ibarria served as an Infantryman in the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, N.Y.

Spc. Ibarria joined the Army in August 2017 and was on his first deployment, according to the 10th Mountain Division.

“Our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of Spc. Vincent Ibarria during this difficult time. The loss of any Mountain Soldier has a lasting impact on every member of the team. The 10th Mountain Division mourns the loss of Spc. Ibarria, he will be severely missed from our formations,” said Lt. Col. Kamil Sztalkoper, spokesperson for the 10th Mountain Division.

Spc. Ibarria’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, the Army Achievement Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.