New Hampshire Army Ranger killed in live fire exercise

An Army Ranger from New Hampshire was killed on Wednesday during a live fire exercise in Georgia.

According to WMUR9, Army officials said Corporal Andrew Aimesbury was seriously injured during an exercise at Fort Stewart. He was flown to a nearby medical facility, where he died.

The incident is currently being investigated.

During his military service, the 21-year-old Aimesbury received awards and decorations which include the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine, the Parachutist Badge, and the Ranger Tab.

“My condolences to Cpl. Aimesbury’s family,” Gov. Maggie Hassan said. “He was an extraordinary young man, a well-decorated soldier who served in Afghanistan, a warrior for all of us who gave up his life to keep all of us safe and free.”

“Cpl. Andrew Aimesbury was an exceptional Ranger leader and an extraordinary man. He was universally liked throughout the battalion for his competence as a warrior and his caring nature,” said Col. Brandon Tegtmeier, commander of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “This tragic event has affected us all, and our hearts break for his family.”

Aimesbury is survived by his parents and sister.

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