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Army probes how the soldier was injured in live fire training

FORT STEWART, Ga. – The Army is investigating how a soldier seriously injured during the “live-fire” training at Fort Stewart.

The officials of the Army post in southeast Georgia said in a news release that the soldier was in the hospital in critical condition after being injured Wednesday night as soldiers fired weapons using real ammunition.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson said the soldier is assigned to the Fort Stewart-based 3rd Infantry Division. He declined Thursday to say how the injury happened or the provision of other data, with indication of the open Army research.

Fort Stewart is located approximately 40 miles (65 km) southwest of Savannah. It is the largest Army post east of the Mississippi River.

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