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Army Reserve soldier from Michigan killed during training accident

Posted at 11:02 AM, Jul 25, 2019

LANSING, Mich. — A U.S. Army Reserve soldier and Michigan native has died after severe weather knocked over a tree during training in Fort Picket, Virginia on Monday, July 22.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin P. Sullivan, 34, a native of Chesaning, Mich., died after severe weather knocked over a tree during training. He served as a petroleum systems technician assigned to 13th Quartermaster Detachment, 645th Regional Support Group, 103d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), in Livonia.

The incident occurred during the annual training event known as Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise-Enhanced (QLLEX-E) 19.

On Monday evening, a large tree in the training area fell on Chief Warrant Officer Sullivan resulting in fatal injuries.

The tree also struck a parked up-armored Humvee and two soldiers near the vehicle were injured.

The two injured soldiers are assigned to the 952nd Quartermaster Company in Livonia.

Both soldiers were treated and released from the hospital and are recovering from their injuries.

Sullivan joined the Army in June 2003 and deployed to Iraq from 2007-2008. He attended Warrant Officer Candidate School and commissioned in 2014.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal , Army Good Conduct Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Reserve Medal with M Device, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon.

Sullivan is survived by his mother, father, and sister.

The incident is under investigation.

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