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U.S. Army Fort Benning’s Facebook page states: “During a Ranger School weather-induced training held Aug. 9 at Yonah Mountain near Dahlonega, Georgia, five Ranger candidates were struck by a falling tree. Fitzgibbon and Taber were pronounced deceased at the hospital. Three other candidates were injured in the incident. Two were treated for non-life-threatening injuries, and one remains stable under medical care.”
2LT Fitzgibbon was assigned to the Infantry Basic Officer Leader Course, 199th Infantry “Leader Brigade” at Fort Benning in Georgia.
Link: New York Post Article – Two soldiers killed by falling tree on Georgia mountain range identified
A U.S. Army soldier died of injuries sustained in a bear attack Tuesday in Alaska.
The soldier was part of a small group in a training area west of the Anchorage Regional Landfill when the bear attacked.
U.S. Army Alaska will be redesignated as the 11th Airborne Division this summer, and the force will be reintroducing the patch used decades ago, but with an Arctic twist.
“The opening culminates a vision that started three years ago,” said Michael Mulligan. “To create an advocacy training center to cultivate and refine the talents of the already-talented litigators of the Army. Mulligan, a former judge on the Army Court of Criminal Appeals, is the center’s first director.