Two soldiers die in separate training accidents
by Leigh Jones
Posted 9/15/17, 10:58 am
Two soldiers died this week during separate training exercises at two of the U.S. Army’s largest bases. On Thursday, a special operations soldier died during a demolitions training exercise that injured seven others at Fort Bragg in North Carolina. Officials confirmed the men were at a range on the base but did not specify how the accident happened. Initial reports mentioned an explosion, but officials would not confirm that or provide information on the condition of those injured. On Tuesday, a soldier at Fort Hood in Texas died during hoist training for medical helicopter evacuations. And on Wednesday, an accident at Camp Pendleton in California injured 15 Marines. Eight suffered burns, while seven others required hospitalization for other injuries, when something sparked a fire in their amphibious vehicle during a training exercise.
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Leigh lives in Houston with her husband and daughter. She is the news editor for The World and Everything in It and reports on education for WORLD Digital.