Military officials have reported that one Army soldier was killed and five others were hurt in a “tactical vehicle accident” that occurred on Friday morning at Fort Bliss in the state of Texas. The incident happened at the fort’s training area at around 9:30 in the morning, according to Fort Bliss officials. In the conflict, the men suffered injuries.
The 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss have both released comments stating that an inquiry into the incident’s circumstances is still ongoing. The conditions of those who had been hurt weren’t immediately clear. The name of the deceased soldier won’t be made public until twenty-four hours after his family has been informed of his passing, according to the officials.
A Fort Bliss public affairs representative told The Post that further information about the event would be made available to the general public in the days to come. Maj. Gen. James P. Isenhower III, the senior installation commander of Fort Bliss and the 1st Armored Division, expressed his “thoughts and prayers” to the soldier’s family and friends in a message.
More than 17,000 personnel are trained to operate a variety of armored vehicles, including tanks, artillery, attack helicopters, and other sorts of armored vehicles, according to the website for the 1st Armored Division, which has its headquarters at Fort Bliss. Fort Bliss is where this training is taking place. Frequently, this division is referred to as “Old Ironsides.” Regarding the kind of vehicle that was engaged in the collision that happened on Friday, the Army has not disclosed any information. The occurrence took place on Friday.