The victim killed in the Fort Stewart shooting Monday morning was Sgt. Nathan Hillman, who served in the Army nearly eight years and once deployed to Afghanistan. He was 30 years old, according to CBS News.
“It is with heavy hearts that the deceased victim from the shooting incident on Fort Stewart yesterday has been identified as Sgt. Nathan Hillman,” the 3rd Infantry Division tweeted, along with a photo of Hillman. “Hillman was a CBRN specialist assigned to @SpartanBrigade. Our thoughts and prayers are with his Family, friends and fellow Soldiers.”
Hillman was the only victim in the shooting, which took place just before 10 a.m. in the fort’s complex for the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. The suspect was immediately arrested and remains unidentified in the custody of the Army’s Criminal Investigation Division, Army Times reported.
The 2nd ABCT’s top non-commissioned officer told its members on Monday that the suspect was a soldier who had brought a weapon into the unit’s building, an anonymous soldier told Army Times.
Hillman, who joined the Army in 2015, had been part of the 2nd ABCT since July 2021 and was a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist. His commendations included two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals and the Air Assault Badge, according to a statement reported by Army Times.
He was from Plum, Pennsylvania in the Pittsburgh area, according to Fort Stewart officials.
In a statement, Hillman’s brigade commander, Col. Ethan Diven, said the killing was “tragic and unexpected.”
“With deepest sorrow our hearts are with the Families and units involved in the incident,” Diven stated. “Providing support to the impacted Families and Soldiers is our first priority.”
Georgia’s Fort Stewart is the Army’s largest installation east of the Mississippi River, according to Military.com. It’s home to the 2nd ABCT’s parent, the 3rd Infantry Division, whose soldiers have received more Medals of Honor – 61 – than any other Army division.
Fort Stewart communications director Kevin Larson said counseling resources are available at the Winn Army Community Hospital on base for troops affected by the shooting and Hillman’s death, Army Times reported.