October 20, 2019 – In Breaking News – NPR
An early morning training exercise gone wrong resulted in the deaths of three U.S. Army soldiers and injured three more at Fort Stewart, in Georgia, on Sunday, according to Fort Stewart officials.
The soldiers were riding a Bradley Fighting Vehicle when around 3:20 a.m., it flipped over and rolled into water, a news release from Fort Stewart said.
(3 soldiers killed, 3 wounded in incident at Fort Stewart. Courtesy of CBS 17 and YouTube. Posted on Oct 20, 019.)
The three soldiers who were killed were pronounced dead on the scene.
The three who were injured were taken to Winn Army Community Hospital.
Two were released later in the day and another was transferred to Memorial Health University Medical Center in nearby Savannah with non-life threatening injuries.
All six soldiers involved in the incident were members of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, often referred to as Dogface.
— Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield (@USAGStewartHAAF) October 20, 2019
“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Training Area,” said Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division.
“We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more.”
“Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.”
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