Fort Carson IDs soldier who died after fitness training

Fort Carson IDs soldier who died after fitness training
Posted at 11:46 PM, Jul 27, 2016
and last updated 2016-07-28 01:46:18-04

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 ( ) 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.


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