PINEVILLE, La. (KTAL/KMSS) – An off-duty soldier with the Louisiana National Guard has died after he was hit by two vehicles in south Texas.
According to the Louisiana National Guard, 25-year-old Spc. Bernard Creque, who was with the 2nd Battalion, 156th Infantry Regiment, 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, passed away on Saturday in McAllen.
According to the McAllen Police Department, Creque was struck multiple times in the 2700 block of W. Frontage Rd.
McAllen PD said the vehicles were identified and the incident remains under investigation.
LANG officials said Creque joined the Louisiana Army National Guard in Oct. 2012. He earned the military occupational specialty of 42A, Human Resources Specialist.
Creque’s military schools included Basic Training, the Combat Lifesaver Course, and the Human Resources Specialist Course. His awards and decorations included the Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal (2), the National Defense Service Medal, the Armed Forces Service Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal with mobilization device, the Army Service Ribbon, and the Louisiana National Guard Emergency Service Ribbon.
Creque is survived by his mother and father.