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Pfc. James Groth killed at Ft. Bragg in live-fire training incident

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The Army has launched a full-scale investigation into the death of Pfc. James Groth, who was killed Friday in a live-fire training incident at Fort Bragg, N.C.

The 22-year-old paratrooper, a member of the 82nd Airborne Division, was pronounced dead on arrival at Womack Army Medical Center after an accident that involved a towed M777 (150 mm ) howitzer.

Pfc. Groth was a native of Washington State, who enlisted in the Army in 2012. He was participating in a live ammunition and artillery exercise at the time of the incident.

Two of his fellow Soldiers were seriously injured in the blast and remain hospitalized; five others were treated and released.

Groth was a member of the 18th Fires Brigade's 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment at Fort Bragg.

The M777 is manufactured by the huge military defense contractor BAE; the prime manufacturing site is located in England.

There will be no further details released regarding this deadly incident pending the outcome of the military’s investigation.

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