According to official figures, three soldiers were killed and three others were hospitalized following a training accident at Fort Stewart, Georgia, when a Bradley combat vehicle they drove on was involved in an accident on early Sunday.
"Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division and the entire airport community of the Fort Stewart-Hunter Army, since we all devastated a training accident this morning at the Fort Stewart Training Area," said Major General Tony Aguto, General Commander the 3rd Infantry Division, in a statement. "We are very sad about the loss of three Dogface soldiers and the injury of three others." 1
"Our hearts and prayers are addressed to all families affected by this tragedy," said Aguto.
32 paratroopers injured, 18 stationed in Mississippi in the air, officials say
The names of the soldiers have not yet been released, according to the base officials, until family members are identified.
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"The entire 3ID sends its deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers involved in this incident," said the base officials.