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Local Soldier Killed in Training Accident

November 16, 2002|From Times Staff Reports

A 27-year-old Thousand Oaks man was identified as one of two soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division who served in Afghanistan killed in a training accident in Louisiana.

Cpl. Jason D. Fisher of Thousand Oaks and Pfc. Joseph P. Favorito III, 20, of Higgins Lake, Mich., were run over by a 63-ton M-1 Abrams tank during predawn training exercises Thursday at Ft. Polk in Louisiana, according to a statement released by Ft. Campbell.

Fisher is survived by his wife, Tara, and a stepson, Christopher, both of Clarksville, Tenn.

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