PLR 20-031 - PMV-2 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A 29-year-old Corporal assigned to Fort Stewart, Georgia, died in a PMV-2 mishap 14 February 2020 on the installation at 0835 local. The Soldier's wife reported he left their on-post residence on his motorcycle the night prior to pick up dinner. When he failed to return, she notified the Soldier’s friends and chain of command that he was missing. An initial search of the heavily wooded route the Soldier was believed to have taken yielded no results. The mishap site and Soldier were discovered during a search the following morning. The mishap is under investigation.
Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of 27 Soldiers a year to PMV-2 mishaps. This was the fifth fatal PMV-2 mishap of FY20 and on par with previous years' statistics. PMV-2 mishaps are the second biggest killer of our Soldiers.