Soldier killed during ‘accidental’ shooting identified as an Army Ranger


The soldier who died in an accidental shooting Wednesday at a training facility near the Oregon coast has been identified as a U.S. Army Ranger.

Officials identified Spc. Devin James Kuhn, 24, as the soldier who died after a shot was fired in the housing area at Camp Rilea. The shot was fired during a training, according to officials.

Kuhn, originally from Philadelphia, died from his injuries in the emergency room at Columbia Memorial Hospital in Astoria.

Camp Rilea Armed Forces Training Center is the primary training facility for the Oregon National Guard and houses a live-fire range on the Oregon coast. But the camp has been used by a variety of Law enforcement and military. In the last few months, U.S. Army Special Forces, U.S. Coast Guard, and even the People’s Liberation Army (China) trained at the camp.

He has been assigned to Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, since December 2015.

Kuhn served as an automatic rifleman who deployed once in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, according to KPTV.

During his Army career, Kuhn was awarded and decorated with the National Defense Service Ribbon, Army Service Ribbon, the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge and the Ranger Tab.

Kuhn is survived by his wife and parents and his death is under investigation.

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