Military vehicle accident at South Carolina killed 2 US soldiers

Troops march past a large American flag as they graduate from Basic Combat Training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina 02 November 2007. AFP PHOTO/Jim WATSON (Photo credit should read PAUL J. RICHARDS/AFP/Getty Images)

A tragic accident involving a military vehicle and a troop formation resulted in the deaths of two soldiers and injured six others in South Carolina army base.

Officials at Fort Jackson military installation further noted in a Saturday statement that two of the injured servicemen in the Friday afternoon incident – all of whom were transferred to an off-base medical center near the city of Columbia — remained in critical condition.

Fort Jackson is the largest US Army training base, with over 50,000 recruits posted there annually.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to the families of the soldiers we lost today and to the families of the injured, they represent the best of our nation and we will endeavor to support all those affected through this difficult time,” US Army Training Center and Fort Jackson Commander Maj. Gen. Pete Johnson said in a separate statement.

According to the latest reports, the injured were identified as Pvt. Emmett Foreman from Daleville, Alabama; Pvt. Hannah New of Cartersville, Georgia; Pvt. Benjamin Key of Livingston, Tennessee; Pvt. Alan Kryszak of Clarksville, Tennessee; Pvt. Cardre Jackson Jr., Laurel, Maryland; and Pvt. James Foster, Macon, Georgia.


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