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US soldier dies in swimming accident near Darmstadt

Thursday, August 16, 2018

A U.S. soldier died last week after a swimming accident near Darmstadt, Germany, officials said. The soldier, identified as Spc. Melvin Douglas Spruill Jr., of Washington, N.C., died in a hospital after being rescued by fellow servicemembers from a lake in Riedstadt-Leeheim on the afternoon of Aug. 6, German police said. Spruill, who joined the Army in 2016, was a petroleum supply specialist with 1st Battalion, 214th Aviation Regiment, in…