101st Airborne soldier, killed during training, identified

Victor Stanfill (Photo credit: Badoo)

The Army has identified the soldier in the 101st Airborne, based out of Fort Campbell, that died at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

On Tuesday, Victor Stanfill, 19, died during a live fire training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), which is based at Fort Polk.

An unofficial source, within the soldier’s brigade, stated the male soldier was hit by bullet during the live fire exercise.

The soldier was pronounced dead after being transported to the Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.

PFC Stanfill was assigned to A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  He reported to his unit in January after completing infantry training at Fort Benning, GA.

Stanfill was from Fulton, Maryland, where he enlisted in the Army in September

3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans”, left Fort Campbell, Kentucky earlier this month for their traning rotation at JRTC.

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