Soldier Killed, 7 injured in training Accident :

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  1. Sea Eagle

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    Fort Bragg -> A training incident, that killed a paratropper from 82nd Airborne Division and wounded secen others involved a howitzer in a live fire exercise according to Army.

    Two of the wounded were seriously injured while the rest had minor injuries said Capitan Douglas Ray.

    It is atleast SECOND live fire incident in which troops were injured during training at Fort Bragg in three years.

    Ray said the incident occurred during an exercise of the 18th Fires Brigade, an Airborne Field Artillery unit that involved M777 light towed howitzer.

    In March 2011, a similar weapon an M777 A2 lightweight howitzerwas involved in an incident when its barrel apparently exploded leaving eight marines and Two Navy Personal injured.
     
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    Rest in peace, Hope for quick recovery for Injured ..
     
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    Paratrooper killed in howitzer accident identified :: WRAL.com

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