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Soldier shot and killed at Fort Campbell identified, husband in custody

Soldiers with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) participate in a division run August 16, 2017 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The run commemorated a “Legacy of Heroism” for the division's 75th birthday. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Marcus Floyd, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade/Released)
October 18, 2018

The Army has released the name of a soldier who was shot and killed at Fort Campbell, Ky.

Sgt. Brittney Silvers, of Jacksonville, Fla.,  was an automated logistical specialist in the 101st Airborne Division’s 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. She was killed Sunday around 10 p.m. while off duty, and her husband was taken into custody, according to a U.S. Army statement.

Court documents said Silvers and her husband, Victor Silvers, were in the process of getting a divorce, according to The Clarksville Leaf-Chronicle. She took out a restraining order against him earlier this month.

A friend who was visiting Brittney Silvers at the time of her death told investigators that Victor Silvers banged on the door, the husband and wife argued, and he heard gunfire, according to an affidavit. The friend, who was inside the apartment at the time Brittney Silvers was shot, said he and Victor Silvers struggled over the gun, and Victor Silvers shot him in the leg.

Brittney Silvers joined the Army in 2011 and completed training at Fort Jackson, S.C., and Fort Lee, Va. She served for several years at Fort Hood, Texas, before arriving at Fort Campbell in 2016.

Her awards and decorations include the Army Achievement Medal with one oak leaf cluster, Army Good Conduct Medal with one oak leaf cluster, National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

She was posthumously promoted to sergeant and received the Army Commendation Medal.

The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Louisville division of the FBI are investigating, according to the Army.


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