Name of Soldier Killed in Training Exercise Released

Photo: Courtesy of victim's family

JACKSON, Miss. (WJTV) — Officials with the Mississippi National Guard Wednesday morning identified Sgt. Kyle Clayton Thomas as the soldier killed during a training exercise May 29th at Fort Irwin, California.

The incident was caused by a vehicle rollover and 3 other soldiers were also injured.  They were sent by military helicopter to Loma Linda University Medical Center in California.  All 3 soldiers have since been released from the hospital.

Photo: Courtesy of victim’s family

Sgt. Thomas was 24 years old and a native of Amory, Mississippi.  Colonel Doug Ferguson of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team stated, “Our deepest sympathies go out to Sgt. Thomas’ family and friends, we have lost a valuable member of our team and this loss will be felt across the brigade.”

The Mississippi National Guard says this incident is still under investigation.


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