From the AJC: A U.S. soldier from Adairsville died in a training incident at Fort Campbell, Ky., on Wednesday, the U.S. Army confirmed in a press release.
Pvt. Jeremy J. Wells, 19, was an aircraft electrician in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, and he joined the U.S. Army in 2017, the release said.
Wells was conducting weapons training at a small-arms range on Fort Campbell at the time of the incident, the release said. The incident and how he was wounded were not provided.
He was medically evacuated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital on Fort Campbell where he died of his wounds, the release said. No other soldiers were injured.
“101st Combat Aviation Brigade has lost an incredible member of the Destiny family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family members of this Soldier,” Lt. Col. Cayton Johnson, commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Rear), 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) said in the release. “We ask that everyone respect the privacy of his family as they grieve this tragic loss.”
The cause of the incident is under investigation.
Wells had completed his training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Eustis, Va., before arriving at Fort Campell in 2018. He had been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Basic Aviation Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal, officials said.