Hawaii Army National Guard soldier who died during physical test identified

Staff Sergeant Dwayne Torres
Staff Sergeant Dwayne Torres

A Hawaii Army National Guard soldier who died Friday morning while on duty performing the Army physical fitness test has been identified.

Staff Sgt. Dwayne Torres, 32, was an active guard/reserve soldier who worked full-time for the National Guard as a member of the Recruiting and Retention Battalion.

He fainted while taking the physical test, was treated by an on-scene medic and then transported to Wahiawa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead at around 7 a.m., according to officials. His cause of death remains unknown at this time.

Torres was a 2000 Aiea High School graduate and played football for Na Alii. He joined the HIARNG in 2002 and deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom in 2004-2005 as a petroleum supply specialist with Company C, 193rd Aviation of the HIARNG. He was also an avid car enthusiast.

Torres leaves behind a wife, Michelle. His family has requested privacy at this time.

The HIARNG has assigned a Casualty Assistance Officer to support the family.

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