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PLR 24-054 - Combat Skills/Military Unique Claims One Soldier's Life

A 23-year-old First Lieutenant assigned to Fort Carson, Colorado, died in a combat skills/military unique mishap at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Johnson, Louisiana, at local. While conducting defensive operations in an urban training environment, the Soldier fell approximately 43 feet from the roof to the basement in a simulated elevator shaft located in a training structure. Medical personnel pronounced the Soldier dead at the scene. The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is leading an investigation into the mishap.

Since FY19, the Army has lost an average of four Soldiers a year to combat skills/military unique mishaps. This mishap was the first combat skills/military unique fatality of FY24



  • 14 May 2024
  • Author: USACRC Editor
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