Clipped From Tyrone Daily Herald
Two Soldiers Killed During Training Mission FORT IRWIN, Calif. (AP) — Two soldiers were killed and 11 injured when three Bradley fighting vehicles fell off a small cliff during a training mission, base officials said today. The soldiers were on a nighttime training exercise Thursday night when the Bradleys, traveling in a line, ran off an embankment with about a 15-foot drop and landed upside down, said spokeswoman Kathleen Gilmore. Two soldiers were pronounced dead on arrival at Weed Army Community Hospital. Eight others remaind at the hospital today, one in serious condition. Three other soldiers were treated and released. The soldiers, whose identities were withheld pending notification of their families, all were assigned to the 24th Infantry Division based in Fort Stewart, Georgia. Military police and safety officers were investigating the cause of the accident. Bradley vehicles are armored personnel carriers, resembling tanks but with less armor and smaller weapons. Fort Irwin is located in northern San Bernardino County about 125 miles northeast of Los Angeles.