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PLR 20-048 - Physical Training-Related Mishap Claims One Soldier's Life

A 31-year-old Private assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, died in an on-duty physical training-related mishap 20 May 2020 on the installation at 0715 local. The Soldier was near the end of a 4-mile run when he stopped running. When questioned by a Drill Sergeant, he stated he “didn’t feel good” and was lethargic. The Drill Sergeant put the Soldier in the trail vehicle, which took him to the company area about 1/4 mile away. The cadre applied ice sheets and called E911. While in the ambulance, the Soldier went into cardiac arrest. He was pronounced dead shortly after arriving at the local hospital.

Since FY16, the Army has lost an average of one Soldier a year to on-duty physical training-related mishaps. This was the second on-duty physical training-related mishap of FY20.



  • 26 May 2020
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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