Tacoma residents are mourning a recent Lincoln High School graduate who died in a training accident in Afghanistan this week.
The Army has not yet released details on how Pvt. Neil Turner lost his life. His father on Facebook today wrote “My son, Neil, was killed during a training exercise yesterday in Afghanistan. When I get all the findings, I will post them.”
Leland Turner’s announcement rippled through a community of east Tacoma families who watched Neil grow up. He was the oldest of four brothers, and neighbors saw him keeping an eye out for his siblings.
“He gave his …