At approximately 2 p.m. Aug. 1, a 101st Airborne Division Soldier, Pvt. Jeremy J. Wells, 19, of Adairsville, Georgia, died as the result of a training incident on Fort Campbell.
Wells was conducting weapons training at a small-arms range on Fort Campbell. He was treated immediately and medically evacuated to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital where he died of his wounds. No other Soldiers were injured.
Wells was an aircraft electrician in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2017, and completed training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina, and Fort Eustis, Virginia, before arriving to Fort Campbell in 2018. His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Medal, Army Service Ribbon and Basic Aviation Badge. He was posthumously awarded the Army Commendation Medal and the Army Good Conduct Medal.
“101st Combat Aviation Brigade has lost an incredible member of the Destiny Family. Our thoughts and prayers are with the Family members of this Soldier,” said Lt. Col. Cayton Johnson, commander, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Rear), 101st Abn. Div. “We ask that everyone respect the privacy of his Family as they grieve this tragic loss.”
The cause of the incident is under investigation.