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101st Airborne Division Soldier dies after being struck by Military Vehicle during Training Exercise

101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs Staff

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Spc. James T. Roberts, assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) died Thursday morning after being struck by a military vehicle during a training exercise here on December 16th, 2021.

Another soldier who was also struck by the military vehicle was treated for injuries and has been released. The accident occurred at approximately 2:30am in a Fort Campbell training area.

Roberts was born October 27th, 1995 in Nashville, Tennessee. He joined the Army as a military intelligence analyst in September 2018. After graduating from Army basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, he attended Advanced Individual Training at Fort Huachuca, Arizona. After completing training in May 2019, he was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell, Kentucky.

In 2020, Roberts deployed for seven months in support of a joint Department of Homeland Security Border Patrol mission along the southwest U.S border.

His awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, and the Army Service Ribbon.

“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,” said Lt. Col. Jason T. Shuff, Roberts’ squadron commander.

Roberts is survived by his wife, his son, and his mother.

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the cause of this accident.


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