5 dead, 4 missing after Army tactical vehicle swept away in floodwaters near Fort Hood

June 3, 2016

Five soldiers were killed, three others injured and four were missing after a US Army truck was swept from a low-water crossing and overturned in a swollen creek at Fort Hood, Texas on Thursday.

It was the third tragic incident of the day for the US military, after a Blue Angels fighter pilot was killed in a crash in Tennessee and the pilot of an Air Force jet participating in a Colorado graduation ceremony’s flyover was slightly injured after he ejected before the craft crashed in a field.

The Texas soldiers involved are from the Army’s famed 1st Cavalry Division, which is based at Fort Hood.

The accident happened around 11:30 a.m. in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek, Fort Hood said in a statement.

  • edorr1atcoxdotnet

    I am very sorry to hear of these soldiers deaths, this should be an alert to civilians to STAY AWAY from any low areas that are likely to be flooded.

  • texexpatriate

    I spent some time at Fort Hood and there were times when I wished something like that would happen to me! But it didn’t. God bless all our troops!

  • Son Shine

    So sorry! Our hearts go out to the families. Lord comfort them and all the other families going through this devastation. INJNA

    • plum82

      Terrible…….soooooo sorry ~~~~~~~~

  • Kent2012

    some chosen carriers are deadly even when not engaged with the enemy…

    • plum82

      How true……….life is not easy ~~~~~~~


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