Fort Carson soldier, 23, dies after training accident

FORT CARSON, Colo. — A Fort Carson soldier died in a training accident, the Fort Carson Public Affairs Office said Monday.

U.S. Army First Lieutenant Zachary Galli, 23, of Williamsburg, Virginia, was assigned to the 749th Ordnance Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Battalion (EOD), and 71st EOD Group. He died as a result of a training accident at the Joint Readiness Training Center, according to Fort Carson officials. No further details were disclosed.

“It is with an extremely heavy heart that I inform you of the passing of First Lt. Zachary Galli,” Col. Brennan Fitzgerald, commander of the 71st EOD, said in a statement. “Our thoughts and prayers are with the friends and family of the Galli family, the 749th EOD Co. and the greater EOD community.”

Galli served in the army for one year and nine months. According to the US Army, during this time he was awarded the Army Service Ribbon, the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

According to Fort Carson officials, the accident is under investigation.

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