Skip to comments.1 dead in accident near West Point cadet training facility, officials say
Posted on 06/06/2019 10:27:09 AM PDT by BenLurkin
At least one West Point military cadet was killed on Thursday morning after a multi-vehicle accident near the U.S. Military Academy, a U.S. defense official confirmed to Fox News.
Around 6:45 a.m., a 5-ton truck with roughly 20 cadets and some U.S. Army soldiers aboard overturned during summer training near the Camp Natural Bridge facility in upstate New York, officials said.
The cadets and two Army soldiers were wounded in the accident, which occurred off Route 293, and were transported to local hospitals.
Each summer, thousands of West Point cadets take part in summer military training on the sprawling 16,000-acre campus of West Point...
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One report says they were in a truck.
Another report says they were in an Armored Personnel Carrier.
Awful :0( RIP
Awful roads in that area. Windy, twisting, turning and hills....
Its a shame really but teenagers playing with heavy equipment is dangerous.
These are not mere teenagers as these teenagers are our future soldiers and officers. A West Point cadet has more discipline, honor, and integrity than most teenagers of the same age.
Candidates for West Point are evaluated on academic performance, demonstrated leadership potential and physical fitness. All are required to be U.S. citizens and between 17 and 23 years old. West Point cadets must be unmarried, not pregnant and not under obligation to support any children.
This isn’t just “teenagers” playing with heavy equipment. A totally assinine thing to say about anyone who has volunteered to serve our country.
Interesting turn-of-phrase here. Ordinarily, it would read "injured", not "wounded".
Probably not Cadets driving.
20 Cadets in an Armored Personnel Carrier is not likely.
The enlisted guys were probably driving and the Cadets were the passengers in the rear. It was 4x4 five ton truck. Prayers for the families and injured.
Saw that ????
You are thinking of a long ago West Point. The newly evolved West Point has Black women activists protesting the school that educated them and Communist sympathizers graduating with honors. Douglas MacArthur would not recognize the school.
You should keep your filthy mouth shut.
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