Three Soldiers Killed

TASK & PURPOSE said: Three soldiers were killed and another three injured when their Bradley Fighting Vehicle rolled over during a training exercise at Fort Stewart in Georgia on Sunday morning, Army officials announced.

The soldiers, assigned to 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, were pronounced dead a the the site of the accident, which occurred around 3:20 a.m., Fort Stewart public affairs announced in a statement on Sunday.

The three injured soldiers were evacuated to Winn Army Community Hospital for treatment and evaluation. Two have already been treated and released, while the third has been transferred to Memorial Hospital in Savannah, Georgia, with non-life threatening injuries.

The vehicle has already been recovered by 3ID personnel and the incident is currently under investigation.

As is Defense Department policy, the names of the soldiers killed in the incident are being withheld until the notification of their next of kin.

“Today is a heartbreaking day for the 3rd Infantry Division, and the entire Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield community,” 3rd ID commander Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto said in a statement.

“We are extremely saddened by the loss of three Dogface Soldiers, and injuries to three more,” Aguto wrote. “Our hearts and prayers go out to all the families affect by this tragedy.”

Bradley Fighting Vehicle

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It seems like every month we read about someone in the military KIA or killed in Training. Those men and women sacrifice time in their precious lives to defend our freedom. It doesn’t stop there. Families at home have to fill a void while their heroes are thousands of miles away on deployment, or at some large training base. Training in the military has to be as close as an actual encounter with an enemy. Sometimes it results in a tragic accident like the one recently ar Ft. Stuart Georgia. In some cases, the fog of war can result in friendly fire accidents, as well.

That is why this cause and our supporters, volunteers, and donors are so passionate to support our deployed troops around the world. The United States has lasted over 240 years and id the envy of half the world and hated by many countries that would love to defeat this precious land if it were not for or brave men and women ready to do John 15:13, die for their friends. God bless the fallen and comfort the families as well.