Robert Traxel http://news.stlpublicradio.org en Mo. National Guard soldier dies during training mission in Guatemala http://news.stlpublicradio.org/post/mo-national-guard-soldier-dies-during-training-mission-guatemala <p>A solider&nbsp; in the Missouri National Guard has died of injuries suffered during a training exercise.</p><p>Staff Sgt. Robert J. Traxel was providing public affairs support to the <a href="http://www.defense.gov/news/newsarticle.aspx?id=116918">Beyond the Horizon</a> mission in Guatemala. The National Guard says the 34-year-old was struck in the head by a tree limb that fell in wind generated by helicopter blades. The incident, which happened Monday, is being investigated.</p> Wed, 04 Jul 2012 12:25:09 +0000 Rachel Lippmann 4053 at http://news.stlpublicradio.org Mo. National Guard soldier dies during training mission in Guatemala