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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

PLRs are intended to be used as an engagement tool for leaders to discuss the hazards and trends impacting Soldier safety and readiness. A PLR contains only basic information, as the investigation is ongoing, but provides sufficient background to allow leaders an opportunity to communicate risk at the Soldier level.

 

PLR 24-063 – Off-Duty Sports, Recreation and Physical Training Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 38-year-old Sergeant First Class assigned to Fort Liberty, North Carolina, died in an off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishap in Whiteville, Tennessee, at local. While on leave, the Soldier experienced a hard landing during a skydiving event. He was transported to the local hospital, where he was pronounced dead by the attending physician.

Since 2019, the Army has lost an average of 11 Soldiers a year to off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishaps. This was the third off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishap of FY24 and above the number of off-duty sports, recreation and physical training fatalities from this time last year.

 

 

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