Three Fort Hood soldiers are dead, and 6 are missing after their Light Medium Tactical Vehicle overturned in a swollen Texas creek. Texas has been hit by major storms in the last few days, and there is widespread flooding.
BREAKING: Ft. Hood says 3 of the soldiers in the vehicle found dead, 3 were rescued alive & they are searching for 6 pic.twitter.com/eNCAw4qfHz
— Taylor Alanis (@TaylorAlanis25) June 2, 2016
Early Thursday, Fort Hood leadership had closed some roads on the base due to rapidly rising water levels.
From Fort Hood Press Center:
FORT HOOD, Texas — Fort Hood emergency officials continue to conduct rescue operations for an overturned Light Medium Tactical Vehicle at the Owl Creek Tactical low-water crossing and East Range Road.
Three confirmed deceased Soldiers were recovered from the water downstream from the vehicle.
The search is ongoing for six Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.
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 here.
Social media users offered prayers and condolences.
We mourn & pray for the Fort Hood soldiers who died after vehicle overturned. May God be with their families. https://t.co/uF2zQzM9Uc
— Greg Abbott (@GregAbbott_TX) June 2, 2016
Two words you don't want to hear today. Fort Hood. An Army truck overturned. 3 soldiers died, 3 injured and 6 missing. Prayers to families.
— Jake Turner (@JakeTurnerShow) June 3, 2016
Keep these fort hood soldiers in my unit in your prayers..
— . (@Sensei_Sud) June 3, 2016
1st Cavalry Division Commanding General, Maj. Gen. John C. Thomson III, sent this message to Fort Hood soldiers and their families:
Message from Pegasus 6: The 1st Cavalry Division is grieving after a training accident at Fort Hood during flash flooding this morning. We are deeply saddened by the loss of several Troopers and continue search operations. 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. God Bless the First Team.
The names of the deceased are not being released until relatives are notified.
May the soldiers who lost their lives RIP, their families be comforted, and the missing be found.