Fort Drum soldier dies in vehicle rollover in Afghanistan

FORT DRUM, NY – The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

Spc. Vincent Sebastian Ibarria, 21, from San Antonio, Texas, died July 3, 2020, in Farah province, Afghanistan, during a vehicle rollover accident. The incident is under investigation.

“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 formation,” said Lt. Col. Kamil Sztalkoper, spokesperson for the 10th Mountain Division.

Spc. Ibarria, 21, a native of San Antonio, Texas, served as an Infantryman in the 2nd Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Fort Drum, N.Y.

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.