Two soldiers who died in apparent drowning identified

Published: Sep. 4, 2011 at 7:17 PM HST|Updated: Sep. 4, 2011 at 11:16 PM HST
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SCHOFIELD BARRACKS (HawaiiNewsNow) - Two Schofield Barracks soldiers who apparently drowned in waters off Kualoa Regional Park Friday have been identified.

According to the U.S. Army, they were Sgt. John H. Nguyen, 27, and Pvt. Tuan M. Huynh, 26.

Sgt. Nguyen was a member of Charlie Company, 715th Military Intelligence Battalion, 500th Military Intelligence Brigade. Pvt. Huynh was in the headquarters, Sustainment Automation Support Management Office, 45h Special Troops Battalion, 45th Sustainment Brigade.

The two were in a group of four Schofield soldiers that was trying to wade back to shore from Mokolii Islet, also known as Chinaman's Hat, when they ran into trouble. Sgt. Nguyen was taken to Castle Medical Center, where he later died. Pvt. Huynh's body was recovered off shore.

A third soldier, a 29 year-old woman, remains hospitalized at Castle Medical Center. A fourth man, 26, was not hurt.

The Army said the exact cause of death is still under investigation. Autopsies are scheduled Tuesday.


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