Army Ranger dies after being injured in training exercise



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SAVANNAH, Ga. (AP) — The military is investigating the death of an Army Ranger who was injured during a training exercise in southeast Georgia.

The Army said in a news release Friday that 21-year-old Cpl. Andrew Aimesbury was training with his squad at Fort Stewart when he was "seriously wounded during a live-fire exercise." He died after being rushed to a hospital.

Tracy Bailey, a spokeswoman for the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, declined to provide more details on how Aimesbury was injured in the incident Wednesday, citing an open investigation by the Army.

Aimesbury, of Strafford, New Hampshire, was assigned to Company D of the elite Ranger regiment's 1st Battalion stationed at Hunter Army Airfield in Savannah. The Army says he joined the Rangers in September 2013 and served one tour in Afghanistan.

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