Soldier killed during live-fire exercise near Fort Greely

A Stryker Brigade soldier stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf Richardson was killed Saturday during a live-fire training exercise in the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely.

U.S. Army Alaska officials announced Monday that 20-year-old Specialist Nicholas DiMona died from a gunshot wound sustained while conducting live-fire training with his unit in a training area south of Greely. A USARAK news release says the soldier was immediately treated by on-site medical personnel before he was medevacked by helicopter to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

Army officials are investigating the shooting.

DiMona was an infantryman from New Jersey who was assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He joined the Army in July of 2017 and before he was assigned to duty in Alaska.

Tim Ellis is a reporter at KUAC in Fairbanks.

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