Conditions of two soldiers injured during Fort Bragg training still unchanged
By Gregory Phillips | The Fayetteville Observer, N.C. | Published: February 24, 2014
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — The conditions of two soldiers seriously hurt in a live-fire training exercise at Fort Bragg remained unchanged Sunday.
Sgt. Cory Muzzy, 25 was in critical but stable condition at Duke University Medical Center, while 30-year-old Spc. Scott Yeates was in serious but stable condition at Womack Army Medical Center, according to a Fort Bragg spokeswoman.
The two were among seven soldiers hurt in the training incident, which killed 22-year-old cannon crew member Pfc. James Groth. His funeral arrangements are pending.
The other five solders were treated and released at Womack Friday.
The soldiers were part of the 82nd Airborne Division's Bravo Battery, 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment. Friday's exercise involved an M777 light-towed howitzer. The Army Criminal Investigation Command, the 82nd Airborne Division and the U.S. Army Readiness Safety Center are looking into the incident, the cause of which remains under investigation.
Friend's of Muzzy's family established a wounded warrior fund Saturday to help Muzzy's family with expenses related to his injuries. He was blinded in both eyes and underwent amputations, according to the fundraising campaign's website. The fund raised more than $5,000 in its first 24 hours, with an overall goal of $25,000.
Muzzy is from New Mexico and his parents plan to move to North Carolina to help with his care, the website said.