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One Special Forces soldier dies, 7 others injured after Fort Bragg demolitions training accident

Soldiers training at Fort Bragg (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Michael J. MacLeod)
September 15, 2017

The U.S. Army has identified one Special Forces soldier who has died following a firing range training accident at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. Seven other soldiers were injured.

The soldier is Staff Sgt. Alexander Dalida, 32, from Massachusetts. Dalida was enrolled in the Special Forces Qualification Course at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School (SWCS).


ABC11, a local news affiliate, had initially reported that Fort Bragg officials confirmed 15 soldiers are hurt and were taken to Womack Army Medical Center, and that an explosion took place when a vehicle “rolled over on a remote part of base.”

Fort Bragg is home to the Airborne and Special Operations Forces.