A soldier assigned to a base in Georgia has died in a rollover crash overseas.
The nontactical rollover crash happened in north Syria and Spc. Etienne J. Murphy died as a result. He was just 22-years-old.
Murphy was an infantryman assigned to Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment at Hunter Army Airfield, Georgia. This was his first deployment.
Murphy was born in Snellville in 1995 and he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 2013. He had recently celebrated his 22nd birthday on May 17.
According to reports, Murphy completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an Infantryman before being assigned to 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Fort Drum, New York.
Murphy also volunteered to serve with the 75th Ranger Regiment in October 2015 and attended the Basic Airborne Course and Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1. After graduation from the courses, he served as an anti-tank gunner.
He was equipped with Basic Airborne Course training, Ranger Assessment and Selection Program 1 training, Combat Life Savers Course training, and Combatives Levels 1 and 2.
Murphy also received the following awards:
- Parachutist Badge
- Army Achievement Medal with three oak leaf clusters
- Army Good Conduct Medal
- National Defense Service Medal
- Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
- Army Service Ribbon
- NATO Medal
- Operation Inherent Resolve Campaign Medal with Campaign Star.
He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal.