PLR 22-069 – PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life
A 29-year-old Staff Sergeant assigned to Fort Hood, Texas, on deployment orders in support of Operation Atlantic Resolve, died in a PMV-4 mishap 27 July 2022 in Klaipeda, Lithuania, at 1800 local. The Soldier was operating a rented vehicle and was stopped at a drawbridge while it was in the raised position. The vehicle moved forward into the open gap, falling into the Dane River. Local divers recovered the Soldier’s body shortly after the event; however, the cause of death is still undetermined. This mishap is under investigation by the Lithuanian authorities.
Since 2017, the Army has lost an average of 35 Soldiers a year to off-duty PMV-4 mishaps. This mishap was the 26th PMV-4 fatality of FY22.