Update: Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said the soldier is assigned to the Fort Stewart-based 3rd Infantry Division. He declined Thursday to say how the injury happened or provide other details, citing the open Army investigation.
A soldier at Fort Stewart was critically injured while conducting night live fire training Wednesday evening in Fort Stewart’s training area.
The soldier is in critical condition and remains hospitalized, according to military officials. The soldier’s family has been notified but their name has yet to be released.
Fort Stewart officials say they have initiated an investigation which will be conducted in accordance with Army regulations and policies but will not comment on it.
1st Ranger Battalion -based out of Hunter Army Airfield- is currently conducting live fires but base officials would not comment on whether the soldier was assigned to the battalion or not.
In December of 2015, a 21-year-old U.S. Army Ranger was killed during a live-fire exercise at Fort Stewart. He was severely wounded by friendly fire and airlifted to the nearest treatment facility, where he died.
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