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Army soldier dies of his injuries sustained in the training

FORT STEWART, Ga. – An Army soldier died of the serious injuries which he suffered during “live fire” training at Fort Stewart.

The officials of the Army post in southeast Georgia said in a news release that the 31-year-old Sgt. Michael Trask of Olalla, Washington, died Tuesday in a hospital near Savannah.

Trask was in critical condition when he was admitted to the hospital Dec. 6 after the pain during a night exercise in which soldiers fired weapons using live ammunition.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson declined to comment on Wednesday how Trask injured, stating an open Army research.

Trask was an infantry soldier assigned to the Army’s 3rd infantry division. The Army said that he arrived at Fort Stewart two years ago and served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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