A Sergeant deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve died in a government motor vehicle (GMV) mishap 21 July 2020 in Syria at 1716 local. The Sergeant was performing gunner duties in an M-ATV when the vehicle left the main supply route and overturned. All four crewmembers were evacuated to the local troop medical clinic, where the gunner later died. The three other Soldiers were treated for non-life-threatening injuries. The use of seat belts and the gunner restraint system is unknown at this time. The mishap is under investigation.
Since FY16, the Army has experienced an average of 19 Class A GMV mishaps resulting in the loss of 12 Soldiers per year. This is the 12th Class A GMV mishap and the 10th GMV fatality of FY20.