Fort Campbell soldier, 19, dies during training exercise

Fort Campbell
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FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (WKRN) – A 101st Airborne Division soldier died Tuesday during a live-fire training exercise.

Army officials said Pfc. Victor Stanfill, 19, was injured at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

He was transported to Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital at Fort Polk where he was later pronounced dead.

Fort Campbell said the 19-year-old was an infantryman with Company A, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infrantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, “Rakkasans.”

A native of Fulton, Maryland, Standfill enlisted in the U.S. Army last September, completing one-station unit training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman.

After graduating from training, he was assigned as an infantryman this January at Fort Campbell.

The accident is currently under investigation by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

The USACRC does not release any information concerning accident causes, analysis or internal recommendations due to limitations set forth by Department of Defense instructions and Army regulations.

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