82nd Airborne Soldier Killed During NC Training

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (AP) - Military officials say an 82nd Airborne soldier has been killed and two others seriously injured in an explosion during a training exercise at Fort Bragg.

A statement from the North Carolina Army post says Friday's blast occurred during artillery live-fire training involving the 18th Fires Brigade. Officials said there was "an incident" with a M777 light, towed howitzer. No further details were available.

One of the two seriously injured soldiers is at Womack Army Medical Center, while the other has been transferred to Duke University Medical Center. Officials credit two onsite medics with providing lifesaving care to the wounded.

The statement says the names of the soldiers will be released after next of kin is notified.

The Army is investigating what went wrong.


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