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Injured soldier dies

POSTED: December 13, 2017 11:42 a.m.
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Sgt. Michael T. Trask during a recent deployment. Trask died as a result of an injury he sustained during a live training exercise Dec. 6.

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FORT STEWART- A Soldier injured in a live-fire exercise Dec. 6 on Fort Stewart died from those injuries on Tuesday at a Savannah hospital. The Soldier was Sgt. Michael T. Trask, an infantryman assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division.              

The incident remains under investigation; no additional details will be released at this time.              

Trask, 31, has been stationed at Fort Stewart since December 2015. Trask's home of record is Olalla, Washington, and he is survived by his wife. Trask deployed in support of operations Iraqi and Enduring Freedom. Trask resided in Savannah.            

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

"Trask was an outstanding Soldier that helped his unit sharpen their skills with every training event," said Lt. Col. Justin Harper, Trask's battalion commander. "His experience and personal example were instrumental in developing his unit into a cohesive team."

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