Soldier wounded during training dies

06-09-2013

A 36-year-old Czech soldier died on Friday, succumbing to the shrapnel wound he received during a drill at the Boletice training facility earlier this week. The incident happened while the 42nd mechanical battalion was holding mortar training. The deceased soldier, who was hit by shrapnel from an exploded bomb was a member of a gunnery unit and was in charge of aiming the mortar. Military police and a special committee are investigating the incident.