Three soldiers are dead and six are missing after an Army troop truck was washed from a low-water crossing and overturned in a rain-swollen creek at Fort Hood in Central Texas.Add to the above a Blue Angels Pilot killed during practice and a Thunderbird going down (pilot ejected safely).
A statement from the Texas Army post says the accident happened about 11:30 a.m. Thursday in an area near Cold Springs and Owl Creek.
Three soldiers were rescued from the swift water. They're in stable condition at Coryell Memorial Healthcare System in Gatesville.
Army aircraft, canine search teams, swift-water rescue watercraft and heavy trucks are being used in the search for the six missing soldiers. The names of the dead are being withheld until their relatives can be notified.
Today has been a terrible day for the US military. Not in the war zone, but stateside.