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Funeral held for Jersey City soldier killed in training accident

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Tysheena James of Jersey City was laid to rest Saturday. (Facebook)

Tysheena James of Jersey City was laid to rest Saturday. (Facebook)

JERSEY CITY, N.J.  — A New Jersey soldier killed in a training exercise at a Texas military base has been laid to rest.

Funeral services for Tysheena James were held Saturday at the Metropolitan A.M.E. Baptist Church in Jersey City.

The 21-year-old city resident was among nine soldiers killed June 2 when the military vehicle they were in was swept away by flood waters at Owl Creek near Fort Hood.

James was a private who enlisted in the Army in September and had started her active service in November. She was assigned to the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

Friends told The Jersey Journal that James had planned to make the Army her career.