In tragic news out of Fort Hood, five soldiers were killed, four went missing, and three were injured after an Army tactical vehicle was swept away by flood waters and overturned in a creek.
BREAKING: 2 more soldiers found dead after truck swept away at Fort Hood. Now 5 dead, 4 missing, 3 hospitalized: https://t.co/p8qmjl1JjQ
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Thursday was a sad day for the U.S. military, after the two fighter jet crashes earlier in the day and then this incident. Two of the deceased were found in the capsized truck, while three more bodies were located downstream. The Texas soldiers were all from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. Names have not been yet released, pending notification of family. As of Thursday night, three soldiers had been rescued while four others remained missing.
Texas has been experiencing heavy rainfall this week with a new crop of storms expected Thursday night through Saturday, worsening flooding and traffic.
Maj. Gen. John Thomson, the base’s commanding general, said in a statement that “the 1st Cavalry Division is grieving.”
“We are deeply saddened by the loss of several troopers and continue search operations,” he said. “Your thoughts and prayers are greatly appreciated during this difficult time as we care for the families, loved ones and fellow soldiers of those impacted by this tragedy.”