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Stewart soldier killed in S.C. wreck
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A Fort Stewart soldier was killed Saturday when the 2007 Suzuki motorcycle he was riding ran off the road, jumped a ditch and struck a tree near Greenville, S.C.
First Sgt. Steven S. Perry was assigned to the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. Perry, 37, died at 12:26 p.m. on May 15, according to a report by He was reportedly visiting family in the area.
The Greenville news outlet reported Perry was not wearing a helmet and alleges speed may have been a factor in the accident. The crash is still under investigation.
“First Sgt. Perry was an automated logistical specialist who joined the U.S. Army in July 1991,” Fort Stewart spokesperson Kevin Larson said. “He arrived at Fort Stewart in January. He had two deployments, neither with the 3rd ID. This accident is a tragedy, and our thoughts and prayers are with the family and friends of 1st Sgt. Perry.”
Perry is survived by his wife, also an active duty service member, according to
Larson said all soldiers who ride motorcycles are required to complete a motorcycle safety course. The course teaches motorcycle riders the proper way to safely operate their motorcycles, wear protective equipment and drive at speeds that are appropriate and legal for conditions, he said.  
“By making the right safety choices as an individual, a soldier supports the whole team,” Larson said.
A memorial ceremony will be held for Perry at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 20, at Fort Stewart’s main chapel, located in Building 500. For more information, call 1st Lt. Sharayah Lucas at (912) 767-6441.

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