Army soldier dies from injury suffered in training exercise

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FORT STEWART, Ga. (AP) - An Army soldier has died from severe injuries he suffered during "live fire" training at Fort Stewart.

Officials at Fort Stewart said in a news release that Sgt. Michael Trask of Olalla, Washington, died Tuesday at a hospital in nearby Savannah.

Trask, 31, was in critical condition when he was hospitalized on December 6. He was injured during a nighttime training exercise in which soldiers fired weapons using live ammunition.

Fort Stewart spokesman Kevin Larson declined to comment on how Trask was hurt, citing an open Army investigation.

Trask was assigned to the Army's 3rd Infantry Division. The Army said he arrived at Fort Stewart two years ago and had served overseas in Iraq and Afghanistan.