A U.S. Army Ranger from New Hampshire died Wednesday after a live fire exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
21-Year-old Cpl. Andrew Aimesbury was seriously injured during an exercise and evacuated to the nearest treatment facility, according to Army officials. Aimesbury died of his wounds.
Aimsebury was a Strafford, New Hampshire native and had served one tour in Afghanistan. He had also received awards such as the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman’s Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.
“Cpl. Andrew Aimesbury was an exceptional Ranger leader and an extraordinary man,’’ said Col. Brandon Tegtmeier, commander of 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. “He was universally liked throughout the battalion for his competence as a warrior and his caring nature… This tragic event has affected us all and our hearts break for his family. Corporal Aimesbury will always be a member of 1st Ranger Battalion and his memory will make all of us better men.’’
According to Army officials, the incident is under investigation.