Thursday, October 29, 2009

Army Spc. Adrian L. Avila

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Army Spc. Adrian L. Avila, 19, of Opelika, Ala.

Spc. Avila was assigned to the 1343rd Chemical Company, 151st Chemical Biological Radiological and Nuclear Battalion, 115th Fires Brigade of the Alabama National Guard, Fort Payne, Ala.; died Oct. 29, 2009 at Khabari Crossing, Kuwait, of injuries sustained from a noncombat-related accident.

Burial for Alabama Guard soldier
The Associated Press

FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Funeral services are scheduled Nov. 6 for a member of a Fort Payne-based Army National Guard unit killed in Kuwait.

The Pentagon says 19-year-old Spc. Adrian L. Avila of Opelika died at Khabari Crossing in Kuwait from injuries he received in a noncombat-related accident.

Avila was assigned as an infantryman with the 1343rd Chemical Company of the 151st Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Battalion. He had been in the National Guard for about two years.

Avila was among 130 members of the unit who left in April for training in Fort Hood, Texas, before being deployed to Kuwait for a year.

Army Spc. Adrian L. Avila was killed in a non-combat related incident on 10/29/09.

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