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Army identifies 3 soldiers killed in Bradley rollover at Fort Stewart
CONNEAUT, Ohio — The U.S. military has identified a man from Conneaut, Ohio was one of three U.S. Army soldiers killed in a training accident early Sunday morning in Georgia.
Cpl. Thomas Cole Walker, 22, was in an armored vehicle when it rolled off a bridge and submerged upside down in a stream at 3:20 a.m. at Fort Stewart, according to Stars and Stripes. Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Andrew Jenkins, 41, of Gainesville, Florida, and Pfc. Antonio Gilbert Garcia, 21, of Phoenix, Arizona, also died in the accident.
Three other soldiers were injured. Two were treated and released at a hospital, while the third was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries and was in stable condition Monday, Stars and Stripes reports.
"It is hard enough when you lose one soldier," Maj. Gen. Tony Aguto said, the Atlanta Journal Constitution reports. "But when you lose three at one time that pain is amplified. And we are really feeling and sharing that pain across the division and across our entire community."
Cpl. Thomas Cole Walker in an undated Facebook photo(Facebook)
Walker was a graduate of Conneaut High School. He enlisted in 2016, according to Stars and Stripes, and had been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon. He leaves behind a wife, Taylor Walker.
The AJC reports the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command is investigating the incident. Military officials tell the AJC an investigation is standard procedure and does not indicate a suspicion of criminal activity.
A memorial service will be held at the base, reports say.
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Two airmen from Vance Air Force Base, Oklahoma, were killed on Thursday when two T-38 Talon training aircraft crashed during training mission, according to a message posted on the base's Facebook age.
The two airmen's names are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
A total of four airmen were onboard the aircraft at the time of the incident, base officials had previously announced.
The medical conditions for the other two people involved in the crash was not immediately known.
An investigation will be launched to determine the cause of the crash.
Emergency responders from Vance Air Force Base are at the crash scene to treat casualties and help with recovery efforts.
Read the entire message below:
VANCE AIR FORCE BASE, Okla. – Two Vance Air Force Base Airmen were killed in an aircraft mishap at approximately 9:10 a.m. today.
At the time of the accident, the aircraft were performing a training mission.
Vance emergency response personnel are on scene to treat casualties and assist in recovery efforts.
Names of the deceased will be withheld pending next of kin notification.
A safety investigation team will investigate the incident.
Additional details will be provided as information becomes available. #VanceUpdates.
This is a breaking news story. It will be updated as more information is released.
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