Anchorage-based Army paratrooper killed in Ohio motorcycle crash

Sgt. Seth Vision

A 21-year-old Alaska-based paratrooper died last weekend in a motorcycle crash in Ohio, military officials said Thursday.

Sgt. Seth P. Vision, who was from Ohio, was in that state to participate in a career skills program in Miami Township when the crash occurred Saturday, according to U.S. Army Alaska.

Limited information was provided about the crash, but officials said an investigation is ongoing by the Athens Police Department and Army Criminal Investigation Division.

Vision, who joined the Army in 2019, was a cavalry scout with Alpha Troop, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 11th Airborne Division, U.S. Army Alaska said. He trained in Georgia before being assigned to Alaska.

He was awarded the Army Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Parachutist Badge.

The squadron’s commander in a statement called Vision a “consummate professional who could always be counted on to complete the mission.”

“Seth’s optimistic approach to life and soldiering was contagious, and he positively impacted everyone around him,” said Lt. Col. Jake Hughes, 1st Squadron, 40th Cavalry Regiment.