Lightning in Georgia kills 1, injures 9 at Army Fort Gordon


AUGUSTA, Georgia — A soldier was killed and nine others injured after a lightning strike Wednesday at Fort Gordon, a U.S. Army base in eastern Georgia.

sergeant. 1st Class Michael D. Clark, a native of Springfield, Mass., was identified Thursday as the only fatal victim. He was assigned to the 933rd Forward Resuscitation Surgical Company, 3rd Medical Command (Deployment Support).

Clark, 41, served in the U.S. Army and Reserve for more than 22 years, deploying four times in support of operations in Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a statement from the U.S. Army Reserve. US Army.

“The 933rd FRSD family is devastated by the loss of our brother, Sgt. 1st Class Michael Clark,” said Maj. Stephen W. Rhinehart, commander of the 933rd. “Sgt. 1st Clark was a loving husband, father and patriot who deeply loved our country. His leadership, knowledge, experience and love for his fellow soldiers was immeasurable.”


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