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Fort Bragg soldier dies during physical training | Fay Observer
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Fort Bragg soldier dies during physical training | Fay Observer

A Fort Bragg soldier died Tuesday after collapsing during physical training.

Sgt. Robert Thornton Jr., 29, of Cairo, Georgia, was assigned to the 528th Sustainment Brigade.

Thornton, a power generation equipment repairer, was running on Ardennes, which was closed to traffic for physical training, when he collapsed, a spokesman for the unit said. Several soldiers attempted to render aid and rushed Thornton to Womack Army Medical Center.

The cause of death is unknown, officials said. His death is under investigation.

The 528th Sustainment Brigade is part of the 1st Special Forces Command at Fort Bragg. Its soldiers support Special Forces, civil affairs and psychological operations soldiers around the world.

Thornton had been part of the brigade’s 112th Signal Battalion since January.

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