Thursday Tragedies Continue for US Military

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    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Five soldiers who were in an Army truck that overturned at a low water crossing near Lake Belton died Thursday, three were rescued and a search is still underway for four others, Fort Hood said early Thursday evening, CBS affiliate KWTX reported.
    The base said in a statement that three bodies were initially recovered downstream from the vehicle. Another statement late Thursday night said an additional two victims had been found.
    The search is ongoing for four soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, the press release said.
    Three soldiers were rescued from the water near the vehicle and are in stable condition being transported from Coryell Memorial Healthcare System, Gatesville, Texas, to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center.
    "The 1st Cavalry Division is grieving after a training accident at Fort Hood during flash flooding this morning," the division's commander, Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, said in a statement posted on Facebook.
    Rescue crews responded at around 11:20 a.m. Thursday after the light medium tactical vehicle overturned at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road, KWTX reported.
    Multiple resources from the Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services, local and state agencies have been deployed to assist with the rescue and recovery of personnel and property, Fort Hood said. Emergency operations include aircraft, canine search teams, heavy-ground equipment, swift-water rescue watercraft and search personnel.
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