Three 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team Soldiers were killed and three injured during a training accident on Sunday morning at Fort Stewart in Georgia.
Fort Stewart officials said that the Bradley fighting vehicle soldiers were riding in was involved in an accident and that three soldiers were pronounced dead at the scene.
“The entire 3ID extends its deepest condolences to the families of the soldiers involved in this incident,” base officials said, adding that the names of the deceased have not yet been made known pending the identification of family members.
The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield issued a press release on Twitter Sunday morning following the accident.
pic.twitter.com/7v5plSwdB3 — Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield (@USAGStewartHAAF) October 20, 2019
— Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield (@USAGStewartHAAF) October 20, 2019
This is a tragic and devastating day. These brave soldiers gave everything for our nation. Amy & I send our most sincere condolences to the families and friends of these heroes and the 3ID community. The sacrifices of military families are greater than most of us will ever know. https://t.co/JMeU7TFa8a
— Buddy Carter (@RepBuddyCarter) October 20, 2019