Army identifies soldier who died at Fort Carson

Matthew Hester (Facebook/Stars and Stripes)

On Monday morning a soldier died after a run during regular physical training at Fort Carson.

Combat medics provided aide to Spc. Matthew Hester, 28, after he collapsed around 7:30 a.m, according to Army Times.

Hester was transported to Memorial Hospital in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where he was pronounced dead within an hour.

“By his very nature as a combat medic, Spc. Matthew Hester was a selfless soldier who always looked after the well-being of those around him,” said Lt. Col. Jason Sabat, commander of 3rd Brigade’s 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, in a statement. “Just as Matthew cared for others, we cared deeply about him. His loss greatly hurts us, and Matthew will be sorely missed within the Fighting Eagles Battalion and the Iron Brigade. Our deepest condolences go out to his family and friends at this time.”

Hester, who was originally from Hollywood, Florida, enlisted in Army during March of 2015.  He was a combat medic assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

The investigation into the cause of Hester’s death is ongoing.

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