Our service members face great dangers overseas to protect America and freedom around the world. But, often, in gaining the skills and experience needed to face those dangers, they’re put in dangerous situations as part of their training. And sometimes things go terribly wrong.
Reports flooded in Thursday afternoon out Fort Bragg in North Carolina of a massive explosion that had injured eight members of the U.S. Army Special Operations Command. They were all airlifted to a hospital, according to Fox 31 Denver.
WTVD-TV says the explosion resulted from a vehicle rollover on a training field during a demolition exercise. One of the soldiers, 32-year-old Staff Sgt. Alexander P. Dalida of Dunstable, Massachusetts, has now died, according to ABC 11.
Initially, 15 injuries were reported before the number was lowered to eight. The U.S. Army Special Operations Command reported the incident on their Facebook page. Responses flooded in from those praying for the soldiers.
“Praying for all that got injured speedy recover [sic]. May GOD hold you and your famlies [sic] through this all,” Lanora Baldwin-Meyers wrote on Facebook.
Gladys Lockwood Christopherson said, “Wow! I pray everyone makes it through! Even training is incredibly hard on the military and their families. Thank you for what you do to keep us safe!”
“Praying for the brave men and women affected by this unfortunate incident; those who consistently put themselves on the line for all of America's citizens,” commented Cheryl Lankford York.
Please join them in praying for the recovery of these soldiers and the safety of all those involved in military training. In other news, details are coming out about a brave man who kept Wednesday’s high school shooting from being far worse.