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 - Soldier killed in games FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP)...
Soldier killed in games FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP) — Gunfire killed one soldier and wounded three others during live-fire war games at this Mojave Desert training base, the Army said Monday. A fifth soldier was injured scrambling out of an armored personnel carrier during the incident about 7 p.m. Sunday, authorities said. "Preliminary investigation indicates the fatality was caused by small arms fire," said Bob Hughes, a spokesman at the base. "Three of the injured soldiers received light wounds from small arms bullet fragments and were admitted to Weed Army Community Hospital at Fort Irwin where their condition was listed as good. "One soldier injured his knee while leaving an armored personnel vehicle during the incident and also is in good condition." The Army could provide no further details of how the accident occurred, he said. The dead soldier was identified as Pvt. Robert G. Solonika, 20, of Salem, Ore. He was an infantryman assigned to Company B, 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry, 1st Infantry Division (Mechanized), Fort Riley, Kan., Hughes said. Fort Irwln had been used primarily by National Guard units for years until it was activated last October as the National Training Center. E««rtlw JoB.J/M evary own- «f and/or operator of an auto- mobfll* In the itate ol Texaj will be required, o» a Condition Of Driving, to furnlrii, upon re- ouert, evident* of Atrto UB-

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  1. The Galveston Daily News,
  2. 26 Jan 1982, Tue,
  3. Page 20

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