A Private assigned to Fort Benning, Georgia, died in an on-duty Sports, Recreation and Physical Training mishap 24 October 2021 at Fort Benning, Georgia, at approximately 1930 local. The Soldier, in basic training, was participating in an individual run on the battalion track when he collapsed. Two drill sergeants assisted with medical treatment and notified emergency services. The Soldier was transported to the local hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Since 2017, the Army has lost an average of one Soldier a year to on-duty Sports, Recreation and Physical Training mishaps. This is the first on-duty Sports, Recreation and Physical Training fatality of FY22.