Three Fort Benning soldiers injured on live-fire range

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Photo credit Photo by Lance Cpl. Jacob Chase
By Connecting Vets

Three soldiers were hospitalized with injuries they received at a live-fire range at Fort Benning, Georgia, on Oct. 31. 

"After initial medical treatment at the range, the soldiers were transferred to a Columbus, Georgia, hospital for treatment of non-life-threatening injuries," Ben Garrett, Maneuver Center of Excellence public affairs officer, told Connecting Vets. "Two soldiers were treated and returned to duty. One soldier was admitted to the hospital in stable condition and released late this week. The soldier continues to recover from non-life-threatening injuries."

A source speaking to Connecting Vets on the condition of anonymity said the unit involved was Bravo Company, 2-54 Infantry while they were on an M249/M240 machine gun range. 

The Army is currently investigating the incident.

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