Sgt. Michael T. Trask passes

| December 14, 2017 | 17 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that Sergeant Michael T. Trask, a veteran of Iraq and Afghanistan deployments, and a member of the 3rd Infantry Division, has died from injuries sustained in a live-fire exercise at his home station on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Trask was posthumously promoted to sergeant, according to the Army. Some of Trask’s awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal and the Combat Infantryman Badge.

His death was at least the second of a soldier this year that occurred during a live-fire training exercise.

The Army isn’t discussing the incident while an investigation is conducted.

Training for war….

Category: Army News

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  1. Green Thumb says:

    Training for close ground combat is just as dangerous as engaging in close ground combat.

    Rest well, SGT.

    Thank you for your service.

  2. Rb325th says:

    Rest in Peace Brother. May your death not be in vain.

    Training how you will fight is inherently dangerous. Hopefully lessons are learned from this tragedy.

  3. Graybeard says:

    Rest in Peace, Sgt. and may God grant peace to your family.

  4. HMC Ret says:

    Rest in Peace, Brother. Thank you for your service. May God support your family and friends in their time of loss.

  5. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    We have lost another member of our Fort Stewart / HAAF family. Rest easy Dogface Soldier. Thank you for your service and your friends and family find comfort in this time of sorrow

  6. Skyjumper says:

    Sleep well young soldier, your job is done
    your war is over and your battle won
    No armour now to way you down
    Cast it off into the sandy ground
    Lay down your weapon for you need it not
    No more bullets need be shot
    Take off your helmet, look to the sky
    For my friend it is your turn to die
    Have courage now, go rest in peace
    For the fighting here will never cease
    You fought bravely and with honour died
    You leave your family so full of pride
    Sleep well young soldier, your job is done
    your war is over and your battle won.

    Rest in peace, Sergeant Michael T. Trask.

  7. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace Soldier. God be with his family now.

    Training is a dangerous endeavor at best. If it were less so, we could do it by computer based simulation. But then, without the dirt, noises, smells and adrenaline pumping reality of good training, we cannot field a ready and effective fighting force.

  8. borderbill (a NIMBY/BANANA) says:

    Say “Hello” to our buds in Valhalla, Soldier.

  9. Mason says:

    Rest easy, brother. Enjoy Valhalla. You’ve earned it.

  10. SFC D says:

    Stand down, SGT. You’ve done your share.

  11. OldSoldier54 says:

    Too soon and too young, but what do I know?

    May the Lord comfort your loved ones, in their sorrow.

    See you in a while, Brother.

  12. Eden says:

    Rest in peace, Sergeant. Praying for his family and loved ones.

  13. UpNorth says:

    Rest in Peace, soldier. God bless.

  14. Michael Townshend says:

    Rest In Peace Brother. It was an honor to know you and serve with you and I will always remember you and remember the talks we use to have. Love you brother and may god watch over your family and comfort them in their time of need. Spread your wings and fly like an eagle brother. You will be missed!

  15. NHSparky says:

    Rest easy, Sergeant.

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