Fort Campbell soldier killed during training exercise


A soldier assigned to Fort Campbell was killed during a training accident on Wednesday.

According to officials, the incident occurred around 2:00 p.m. during a routine training exercise.

The soldier was taken to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

Officials have yet to identify the soldier and the unit he was assigned to but Maj. Martin Meiners confirmed -in a press release- that no one else was hurt.

“Our hearts mourn for the family during this tragic time,” said Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne and Fort Campbell. “We are eternally grateful for this Soldier’s service to his country and to the 101st Airborne Division.”

LTC Bryan DeSantis, a 101st Airborne Public Affairs official, told NBC News that the incident appeared to be an accident during live-fire training and it is under investigation.

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