Soldier death.jpg

Staff Sgt. St. John

A National Guard soldier who died in a training accident at Fort Hood last week was killed following a Humvee rollover, Indiana National Guard officials said Tuesday.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Michael St. John, 29, of Greenwood, Indiana, died Thursday night in a tactical vehicle accident while functioning as an embedded observer controller/trainer with Army National Guard Operations Group Wolf. St. John served with Company B, 1st Battalion, 151st Infantry Regiment, Indiana Army National Guard, and was training at Fort Hood when the accident occurred.

The cause of his death is under investigation by U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center at Fort Rucker, Alabama, which normally investigates fatal training accidents Army-wide.

The Indiana National Guard did not reveal the accident involved a Humvee rollover until after repeated questions from the Herald since Friday. Fort Rucker and Fort Hood officials declined to say what type of vehicle it was, referencing questions to the Indiana National Guard.

Indiana National Guard public affairs officials said they did not know the accident involved a Humvee rollover until Tuesday afternoon.

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.