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ACV mishap claims
one Soldier’s life

A first lieutenant assigned to 75th Ranger Regiment, Fort Benning, Georgia, died in an Army combat vehicle mishap Sept. 7. The Soldier was the tank commander of an M-1126 Stryker, supporting live-fire operations on the installation under limited visibility, when the vehicle overturned into a ditch adjacent to the road. He suffered fatal injuries, while the driver and a second Soldier sustained non-fatal injuries. The USACRC is leading a safety investigation into the mishap.

PMV-2 mishap claims
one Soldier’s life

A 50-year-old sergeant first class assigned to the Alabama Army National Guard died in a PMV-2 mishap near Pass Christian, Mississippi, Sept. 6. The Soldier was operating a motorcycle on the interstate while on leave when it was reportedly struck in the rear by a vehicle. He recovered from the initial impact and was attempting to remove his motorcycle from the roadway when he was struck by a pickup truck. The Soldier had completed the Basic Rider Course, but personal protective equipment use has not been verified.

Volunteer firefighting mishap claims one Soldier’s life

A 43-year-old staff sergeant assigned to the South Dakota Army National Guard died in a volunteer firefighting mishap in Tilford, South Dakota, Sept. 7. The Soldier was serving as a volunteer firefighter and assisting with a structural fire when a propane tank exploded, killing him. The Soldier was on approved leave. n