- Associated Press - Wednesday, July 27, 2016

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Fort Carson officials have released the name of a soldier who died after collapsing during routine physical fitness training.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports (https://goo.gl/gaQnWM ) 28-year-old Spc. Matthew Hester, originally from Hollywood, Florida, collapsed Monday morning and died about an hour later at a hospital. The cause of death has not been released.

Hester joined the Army in March 2015 and arrived at Fort Carson in September as a combat medic. He was assigned to the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

Mandatory physical training is a daily routine at the post, which is home to about 24,500 soldiers. Soldiers face annual tests to measure their physical fitness and get regular checks from Army doctors.


Information from: The Gazette, https://www.gazette.com

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