Fort Campbell Soldier Killed In Training Accident

Posted: 8:16 PM, Aug 01, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-02 22:46:24Z
Fort Campbell Soldier Killed In Training Accident

A 101st Airborne Division Soldier was killed in as a result of a training accident on Fort Campbell.

According to officials, it happened around 2 p.m. Wednesday. 

They did not release the name of the soldier and said it wouldn't be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete.

The unit was conducting routine weapons training at the time of the accident at a small-arms range. The soldier was evacuated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell where he was pronounced dead. There were no other injuries.

"Our hearts mourn for the family during this tragic time," said Brig. Gen. Todd Royar, acting senior commander of the 101st Airborne and Fort Campbell. "We are eternally grateful for this Soldier's service to his country and to the 101st Airborne Division."

The cause of the accident remained under investigation.