National Guard Soldiers Struck by Lightning

Tent proved to be poor protection in storm

A lightening strike.

A lightning strike.     Photo: Lyoha123/Wikimedia Commons

Ten soldiers in the New Jersey National Guard were struck by lightning Tuesday as they strategized in a tent on a Fort Drum range near Fargo, New York. Six of the soldiers returned to active duty after getting checked by medical staff, but four others are still under medical care, though they are expected to resume their duties. A spokesperson said the incident will be investigated by a safety inspection team. Fort Drum is home to the 10th Mountain Division, known for their ability to fight in harsh terrain and severe weather.

Via Watertown Daily Times

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