Soldier killed in Fort Stewart exercise

Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury. Image WSAV

FORT STEWART, GA (WSAV) – U.S. Army officials say a Ranger was killed during a live fire exercise on Fort Stewart Wednesday.

21-year-old Cpl. Andrew Aimesbury of Strafford, New Hampshire had to be medevaced to a treatment facility where he later died.

Officials are not saying exactly what happened, but the incident is under investigation.

Aimesbury, was born Nov. 7, 1994, in Manchester, New Hampshire, and graduated from Dover Senior High School in Dover, New Hampshire. After he enlisted in the U.S. Army in January 2013, Aimesbury completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Georgia, as an infantryman.

After graduating from the Basic Airborne Course, he was assigned to the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program also at Fort Benning.

Aimesbury graduated from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program and was then assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, in August 2012.

His military education includes the U.S. Army Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.

Aimesbury has also been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

Aimesbury is survived by his parents, Carl and Karen Aimesbury, and his sister, Abigail, all from Somersworth, New Hampshire.

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