Sniper died shooting himself in head during training exercise after Army’s ‘big boys rules’ led to poor supervision. Lance Corporal Joe Spencer, 24, was resting his chin on his rifle when the
Mr Davies was one of five veterans who are said to have died by suicide in just a week, and the charity Who Dares Cares says the country is in the grips of a «hidden crisis», the Daily Record reports.
Lance Corporal Joe Spencer, of 3rd Battalion The Rifles, died in an Army training exercise at RAF Tain in the Scottish Highlands on November 1, 2016 in a freak accident.
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – A Fort Campbell soldier has been shot and killed during a training exercise.
It is the second fatal incident involving an Australian soldier in the past week, following the death of Stuart Reddan during a training exercise at Shoalwater Bay.
The former Army sniper, who was his battalion’s sniper section leader before he was done, offered up four key pieces of advice for mastering long-range shooting with a rifle. Shooters, pay attention.
«Private Conor McPherson a member of 3 Platoon, A Company, 3 SCOTS was killed during what should have been a fairly routine live-firing night exercise. The fire team (FT) level training he was conducting was early in an infantry unit’s training progression and at the lower end of complexity.
Post spokesman Bob Jenkins says the soldier died at approximately 10:20 a.m. at the Blanchfield Army Community Hospital. The shooting happened on the sprawling base on the Kentucky-Tennessee line.
On Tuesday, in a rare public examination of the rules that govern the actions of Special Operations troops in Afghanistan, a military hearing will convene at Fort Bragg to weigh the evidence against the two men, both Green Berets.
The British Army’s record-breaking sniper who killed two Taliban a mile and a half away has revealed how he was driven to the brink of suicide by his chilling job.
Trask was in critical condition when he was hospitalized Dec. 6 after being hurt during a nighttime training exercise in which soldiers fired weapons using live ammunition.