Command Sgt. Maj. Ted L. Copeland, the Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve and his escort team land at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana, May 13, 2019, during Guardian Response 19 (Army photo/Sgt. Fred Brown)
An Indiana National Guard soldier died Saturday at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, located about 75 miles southeast of Indianapolis.
Cpl. Larry Litton Jr., of Martinsville, was 30 years old and an assistant squad leader with the 384th Military Police Company when he was found unresponsive at the facility.
A derailed train smolders in the morning sun, covering the surrounding countryside with thick, white smoke. The dirt farm roads are littered with burned-out vehicles and pockets of fire. Limbs stick out from piles of twisted metal and scorched rubble. A child’s bicycle is lodged in the fork of a tree. The rolling hills just outside Butlerville, Indiana, currently look like hell on Earth.