A 37-year-old Staff Sergeant assigned to Fort Polk, Louisiana died in an off-duty sports, recreation, and physical training mishap 31 July 2022 in Whitewright, Texas, at 1451 local. The Soldier was involved in a civilian skydiving mishap and sustained fatal injuries. It was reported that the Soldier was transported to the local medical center and pronounced dead by the attending physician. Currently, additional details are unavailable.
Since FY17, the Army has lost an average of 12 Soldiers a year to off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishaps. This tragedy was the sixth off-duty sports, recreation and physical training mishap of FY22.