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JBLM soldier killed in incident not related to training

Added 10-23-20 10:35:02pm EST - “A soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been killed in an incident on base near Tacoma, Washington, officials said Thursday.” - Washingtontimes.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Washingtontimes.com: “JBLM soldier killed in incident not related to training”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - A soldier based at Joint Base Lewis-McChord has been killed in an incident on base near Tacoma, Washington, officials said Thursday.

Spc. Skyler Oliver, 24, served with 1-2 Stryker Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, according to I Corps public affairs officials.

Officials only said the death was not training-related but said the cause of Oliver’s death Saturday, Oct. 17, is under investigation by the Army criminal investigation command, which is standard with unexpected service member deaths.

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Oliver’s mother, Janet Oliver, told The News Tribune he joined the Army in August 2018 and was assigned to JBLM in Jan. 2019. She described her son as a loving husband and father and a cheerful outdoorsman.

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