Army National Guard Soldier Dies In Tank Rollover
Losing anyone is rough but for some reason, my heart hurts even more for these men and women who lose their life while serving our country. And when they're right here in our backyard, knowing that I might've seen them at McDonald's on Broadway or in the back row of some concert... it's absolutely devastating.
KTVB reports that officials have not yet released the name of the soldier who died Tuesday evening when an M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank flipped over at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. It's important all family members and everyone close to this soldier is notified properly AND before the rest of us.
We do know that this soldier was part of the Nevada Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 221st Cavalry Regiment, of Las Vegas but was stationed here in Boise, Idaho as part of the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team which includes battalions from Idaho, Montana, Nevada, and Oregon.
Three other soldiers were injured in the rollover, transported to the hospital and all three are listed in stable condition.
Col. Scott Sheridan, 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team commander stated...
The entire organization is at a terrible loss. Our deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of our fallen soldier. Our thoughts are with them at this difficult time.
The accident is being investigated and at this time we can only think, pray, and send our love to the family.