Fort Stewart Soldiers Succumbs to Live-Fire Accident Injuries

Sgt. Michael T. Trask - PHOTO:  Fort Stewart

The Fort Stewart soldier injured in a live-fire exercise on December 6th has died from those injuries.  Sgt. Michael T. Trask succumbed to his injuries on Tuesday at a Savannah hospital, according to a news release.  31-year-old Sgt. Trask was an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division.  He'd been stationed at Fort Stewart since December 2015.

Sgt. Trask was from Olalla, Washington, and he's survived by his wife. Trask deployed in support of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom, according to the release.

Trask was posthumously promoted to sergeant. Some of his additional awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal, and the Combat Infantryman Badge, the released continues.

"Trask was an outstanding Soldier that helped his unit sharpen their skills with every training event," said Lt. Col. Justin Harper, Trask's battalion commander. "His experience and personal example were instrumental in developing his unit into a cohesive team."

The incident remains under investigation and the Army said no additional details will be released at this time.

Sgt. Michael T. Trask - SOURCE:  Fort Stewart
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