1 killed, 7 injured in explosives training incident at Fort Bragg
FORT BRAGG | A training exercise involving demolitions killed one special forces soldier and injured seven others at the Army’s largest base Thursday, just a day after 15 Marines were hurt in a fire while training in California.
The soldiers were taken to several hospitals, including the Womack Army Medical Center on base for treatment, said Lt. Col. Rob Bockholt, a spokesman for the U.S. Army’s Special Operations Command, which is based at Fort Bragg in North Carolina.
Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Dalida, 32, of Dunstable, Massachusetts, was killed during the exercise, Lt. Col. Bockholt said.
In a separate incident at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas, a soldier was killed Tuesday while participating in medical helicopter evacuation training.
Fort Hood officials say the aircraft crew was doing hoist training when 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy was killed on a range south of an airfield at the post in Killeen.
Officials say the HH-60M aircraft and crew were from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley in Kansas.