Army identifies Iraq veteran killed in JBLM traffic accident

Staff writerNovember 8, 2013 

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier killed in a traffic accident Wednesday night on base was a two-time veteran of combat tours in Iraq, the Army said today.

Sgt. Bradley Scott Melvin was assigned to the headquarters of the 593rd Special Troops Battalion of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, a unit charged with managing Army logistics.

Melvin served for the last four years at Lewis-McChord. In addition to his Iraq tours, Melvin also served abroad in Germany and in Kuwait.

He listed Romeoville, Ill. as his hometown.

Melvin was killed in a traffic accident about 6 p.m. on Wednesday. A second soldier involved in the accident is receiving care at Madigan Army Medical Center.

 

The Army posthumously promoted Melvin to the rank of staff sergeant.

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