Bradley Crashes Killed Two Fort Hood Soldiers
USA- Kdhnews.com writes that the mother of a soldier killed in a Bradley Fighting Vehicle accident last year has been involved in an investigation into the tragic accident. The incident impacted several military members, all of whom received reprimands and involuntary separations. The commander involved had his rank lowered, and was non-judicially punished for his role in the crash.*
According to the victim’s mother, she recently had a meeting with the military about the investigation into the death of her son. The military continued to change the information that they were providing to her and claiming that some of the past information she was told was untrue.
The victim, who was from Bradenton, was twenty-years-old at the time of his death. The young soldier was in South Korea and serving with the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team when the Bradley Fighting Vehicle he was in rolled over. Following that tragic incident, the victim’s mother started looking into the high number of accidental military training deaths. She pointed out that until there is accountability at the higher levels, these incidents will continue to kill young soldiers.
Earlier in 2019, another soldier, who was 22-years-old, died in a Bradley rollover crash in California. The military states that those two incidents were very diffident, but that they both helped officials develop plans to train more safely.
The investigation into the second deadly crash found a series of errors that ultimately led the soldier’s death. One of the many issues that were uncovered was that the military was allowing soldiers to drive the vehicles without proper training. The vehicles were also not undergoing the required inspections. The vehicle was traveling faster than intended for the purposes of training as well. Following the tragic incident, a “safety stand-down” should have been held, but the victim’s mother said that this also did not happen.
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