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Soldier Killed at Ga. Army Base

August 13, 2002

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FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) _ A soldier was killed during a training exercise when the armored personnel carrier he was in overturned in a ditch, Army officials said Tuesday.

Four other soldiers suffered minor injuries in the accident on the sprawling base near Savannah, Fort Stewart officials said. All were members of the 1st Brigade Combat Team of the 3rd Infantry Division.

Army Criminal Investigations and Fort Stewart Military Police were investigating.

It was the second training accident this week at Fort Stewart. On Sunday, an M1A1 Abrams tank valued at $2.4 million caught fire and was destroyed. No one was injured. Army officials said the cause of the fire is still being investigated.

The identity of the soldier killed Tuesday was withheld until relatives could be notified.

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