Family of soldier injured in military accident hopeful for full recovery

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Fort Jackson, S.C. (WTVY)-- The father of a soldier from Daleville injured in a fatal military accident is optimistic his son will make a full recovery despite critical injuries.

Pvt. Emmett Foreman is hospitalized in South Carolina after suffering multiple broken bones---per his father, Rev. Mike Foreman.

“It will be a long process for him to recover but we’re hopeful. His hip, ribs and other bones were broken, his spleen had to be removed, and he’s on a ventilator,” Rev. Foreman told WTVY Sunday.

Pvt. Foreman was in a troop formation Friday at Fort Jackson, South Carolina when there was an accident involving a military vehicle. The Army has released only limited information regarding what occurred.

While Foreman and five others were injured, two soldiers were killed--- Pvt. Ethan Shrader from Prospect, TN and Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft from Cincinnati, OH.

Pvt. Foreman, a husband and father to a two-year-old girl, had recently joined the Army and reported last month to Fort Jackson for basic training.

Rev. Foreman, pastor of First Baptist Church in Level Plains, and other family members traveled to South Carolina this weekend to be with Pvt. Foreman.