Greenville native seriously hurt in Fort Bragg explosion

Fort Bragg sign (Photo courtesy WNCN)
Fort Bragg sign (Photo courtesy WNCN)

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (WOOD) — One of the soldiers seriously injured in an explosion during a training exercise at Fort Bragg Friday is a West Michigan native.

A statement from the North Carolina Army post says Friday’s blast occurred during artillery live-fire training involving the 18th Fires Brigade. Officials said there was “an incident” with a M777 light, towed howitzer. No further details were available.

Military officials say an 82nd Airborne soldier was killed and two others seriously injured.

One of the two seriously injured soldiers is at Womack Army Medical Center, while the other has been transferred to Duke University Medical Center. Officials credit two onsite medics with providing lifesaving care to the wounded.

Sgt. Jason Cory Muzzy (Facebook Photo Courtesy)
Sgt. Jason Cory Muzzy (Facebook Photo Courtesy)

Sgt. Cory Jason Muzzy, formerly from the Greenville area, is one of the soldiers who was injured. A family member told 24 Hour News 8 in a phone conversation that Muzzy was severely injured in the mishap and taken to Duke University Medical Center to be treated for his injuries.

Muzzy’s Facebook page lists Greenville as his hometown and says he attended Greenville High School.

No further information is being released at this time while the Army investigates what went wrong.

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