The 101st Airborne Division on Saturday identified the soldier killed at Fort Campbell this week as James Roberts, a 26-year-old Nashville native and father of one.
Roberts died after he was struck by a vehicle during an early morning training exercise at Fort Campbell on Thursday.
He is survived by his wife, son and mother.
“Our prayers, thoughts, and abiding support are with the Roberts family. Spc. Roberts was a beloved member of our intelligence section, and a friend to many in the squadron. His loss leaves a scar on our hearts,” Lt. Col. Jason T. Shuff, Roberts’ squadron commander, said in a 101st Airborne Division statement identifying the soldier.
Roberts joined the Army as a military intelligence analyst in 2018 and was assigned to the 101st in 2019.
During his military career, he received the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon, according to the 101st Airborne Division statement.
An investigation into Roberts' death is ongoing. A second soldier was injured but has since been released from treatment.
Roberts marks the second soldier death at Fort Campbell this fall. In September, a soldier died during a diver training exercise in Joe Swing Park Reservoir.
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