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Paratrooper dies in accident at Georgia’s Fort Stewart

Paratrooper dies in accident at Georgia’s Fort Stewart

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Sept. 10 (UPI) -- An 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper died during airborne training in Georgia on Wednesday, officials said. Lt. Col Mike Burns, a spokesman for the Fort Bragg, N.C.-based unit, confirmed in an email to Stars & Stripes that a paratrooper had died in a training accident. Advertisement The soldier was assigned to Fort Bragg but was engaged in jump training at Fort Stewart in Georgia when the accident occurred. Burns said the unit was conducting a static line jump when the soldier experienced a parachute malfunction. The incident is under investigation, and behavioral health and chaplain services were provided onsite for the other paratroopers in the unit, according to Burns. The name of the soldier has not been released, pending family notification. This is the second ...
25-year-old soldier dies after collapsing during training exercise at Fort Hood

25-year-old soldier dies after collapsing during training exercise at Fort Hood

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Sept. 5 (UPI) -- A 25-year-old soldier is dead after collapsing during a training exercise at Fort Hood in Texas, officials announced Friday. According to a press release from the installation, 25-year-old Pvt. Corlton L. Chee died Wednesday after collapsing during a training exercise last week. Advertisement Chee was from Pinehill, N.M., and joined the Army in February 2020 as a tank crewman. He had been assigned to 2nd Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since July 2020. His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. According to the Army, Chee collapsed during physical fitness training Aug. 28 and was transported to Baylor Scott and White Health in Temple, Texas, Aug. 30. Chee died ...