Oceanside soldier killed in Bahrain crash
Pvt. 1st-class Cesar Cortez was killed Saturday. The accident is under investigation, the Army said.
Cortez was with an air-defense artillery regiment based at Fort Bliss, Texas. He enlisted in March 2011 and deployed to Bahrain in December. He is survived by his parents and a brother.
Bahrain, home to the U.S. Navy's 5th Fleet, is a major U.S. ally in the region.
--Tony Perry in San Diego
Photo: PFC Cesar Cortez. Credit: U.S. Army