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Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

About Preliminary Loss Reports (PLRs)

Preliminary Loss Reports provide leaders with awareness of Army loss and highlight potential trends that affect combat readiness. Within 72 hours of a loss, PLRs provide a synopsis of the incident: unit, date of loss, description of the activity at the time of the death. PLRs do not identify root causes of an accident, as the investigation is ongoing. Further details will be available later on RMIS (account required).

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PLR 19-054 - PMV-4 Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, PMV-4
A 36-year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a PMV-4 mishap 27 May 2019 in North Carolina at 2000 local. The Soldier was traveling on an interstate with three of his children when his Dodge Caravan struck a tow truck that was responding to a disabled motorist. The tow truck was reportedly partially in the left travel lane with its yellow flashing lights activated when the mishap occurred. The Soldier was pronounced dead at the scene, and two of his children suffered fatal injuries.

PLR 19-053 - POW Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Privately Owned Weapons
A Soldier died in a privately owned weapon mishap 3 May 2019 in Independence, Kentucky, at 2330 local. The Soldier was handling a .38 Special handgun when he was struck by a chambered round when it accidentally discharged.
 
 

PLR 19-052 - Swimming Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A 19-year-old Soldier stationed at Fort Bliss, Texas, died in a swimming mishap 18 May 2019 in Big Bend National Park. His body was recovered by park rangers after he went missing while swimming with other Soldiers.
 

PLR 19-051 - Swimming Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Sports & Recreation
A 25-year-old Soldier stationed at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, died in a swimming mishap 11 May 2019 at Lake Crescent, Washington, at 2130 local. He was camping with another Soldier when he drowned while swimming.
 

PLR 19-050 - ACV Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

Posting Date:   /   Categories: Preliminary Loss Reports, Army Vehicle
A Staff Sergeant assigned to U.S. Army Special Operations Command died in an Army combat vehicle mishap 15 May 2019 at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, Louisiana, at 0300 local. The Soldier was riding as a passenger in the rear of an M1165 up-armored HMMWV when it overturned on a gravel downgrade during rotational training on the reservation.

ENGAGEMENT TIPS:

While the investigation into this mishap is ongoing, the following tips are based on historical information for like events that could prevent future vehicle mishaps and mitigate injuries:

  • Convoy commanders, ensure your convoy briefings include safe following distances and speeds appropriate for the conditions. Leaders and vehicle commanders, remain vigilant in enforcing them.

  • Vehicle commanders, ensure all vehicle occupants are utilizing seat belts/restraint systems before moving the vehicle. Seat belts save lives!

  • Are the Evil Eight creeping into your unit’s operations? The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center has released a new exportable loss prevention awareness briefing to arm Soldiers and leaders with the knowledge necessary to mitigate on- and off-duty mishaps. Click here to check it out: Evil Eight

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