Army Identifies Two Soldiers Killed, 6 Who Were Injured at Ft. Jackson

Henrietta Brewer
October 9, 2017

Six soldiers were hurt, two critically. Emmett Foreman from Daleville, Alabama; Pvt.

The Army has identified the two soldiers who were killed and the six others who were injured during an accident on Fort Jackson Friday. The Army has released only limited information regarding what occurred.


A south Georgia soldier was killed after being ambushed in Niger. Timothy Ashcraft, of Cincinnati, and Ethan Shrader, of Prospect, Tennessee.

The soldiers are: Pvt.


Officials at Fort Jackson military installation further noted in a Saturday statement that two of the injured servicemen in the Friday afternoon incident - all of whom were transferred to an off-base medical center near the city of Columbia - remained in critical condition. Alan Kryszak of Clarksville, Tenn.; and Pvt. Cardre Jackson Jr., Laurel, Maryland; and Pvt. What type of military vehicle was involved in the incident, however, has yet to be released. James Foster, Macon, GA.

There are 3 comments on the The New York Times story from 7 hrs ago, titled Army Accident at Ft. The Army did not identify the victims' unit or training program. Gen. Pete Johnson, U.S. Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Commander, in a statement.


On Fort Jackson's sprawling 52,000-acre base, Army vehicles of various sizes and marching or jogging formations of soldiers frequently pass each other without incident on the base's miles of paved and unpaved roadways. We also appreciate the outpouring of support. "Please keep the family members, injured soldiers and our fellow teammates affected by this tragedy in your thoughts and prayers".

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