Soldier who died during training at Fort Moore was shot

Private Adrian Matthew Turner (Stribling Funeral Home)

More details have emerged since the Army announced the death of a 24-year-old private who was conducting one-station unit training at Fort Moore -previously Fort Benning.

Private Adrian Matthew Turner started basic training at the installation in Georgia on January 31st and died last week during a training exercise.

The Army has begun an investigation into the death of the South Carolina native but did not comment on the cause of his death, according to CBS 7.

According to Atlanta’s WSB-TV, Turner died after being shot during weapons training but it is not clear where they obtained this information.

“It’s unclear who fired the weapon,” their news staff stated.

Turner’s body was escorted by the Army back to his hometown of Greenville for his funeral on Wednesday.

“Adrian was of the Christian Faith,” his obituary reads. “He dearly loved and was a follower of our Lord Jesus Christ. He was a very loving and caring young man, and loved his family greatly. He will be greatly missed.”

“I would die for any of my children,” his father, Felix L. Turner III wrote on Facebook. “He was so sweet, so loving and caring, so selfless; he put everyone before himself. This just isn’t fair, not in the least. I cannot stand it.”

The family received friends at Stribling Funeral Home on Tuesday from 6-8 p.m.

The funeral service will be held at the Stribling Funeral Home Chapel on Wednesday at 1 p.m.

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