3 soldiers killed, 3 injured in training accident in Fort Stewart, Georgia
FORT STEWART, Ga. — Three soldiers were killed and three others were injured in an early Sunday morning training accident in Fort Stewart, Georgia, WTOC has reported.
According to the 3rd INfantry Division, six 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Soldiers were riding in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle Sunday morning when it was involved in a training accident.
“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community, as we are all devastated after a training accident this morning on the Fort Stewart Training Area,” Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto, commanding general of the 3rd Infantry Division said in a statement. “We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more. Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affected by this tragedy.”
The accident is under investigation, and the soldiers’ names will be released 24 hours after their next-of-kin are notified, Fort Stewart said in a statement.
Fort Stewart, founded in 1940, is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River and covers almost 280,000 acres, according to its website.