Local Soldier Killed By NY Subway

JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST – Base officials identified an Air Force member involved in a New York City subway fatality as Airman 1st Class Montiel Alleyne, an aerial port apprentice assigned to the 621st Contingency Response Squadron.

Alleyne died after being struck by a Manhattan subway train April 23. The 25-year-old was from San Antonio, Texas.

“We mourn the loss of A1C Alleyne, and our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends,” said Lt Col. Richard Kind, 621st CRS commander. “Tragedies like this are felt across the entire squadron, and he will be greatly missed by his fellow Airmen and teammates.”

The incident remains under investigation.

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Chris Lundy is News Editor at Micromedia. He has covered Ocean County news and features in various publications since 2003. Lundy worked for Gannett with articles in The Beacon, Observer and Asbury Park Press. He's also written for the Community Connection, Patch and ShoreBeat.