Night Stalker soldier who died in 'hard landing' in Georgia ID'd - WSMV Channel 4


Night Stalker soldier who died in 'hard landing' in Georgia identified

Posted: Updated: Jan 16, 2014 03:33 PM
Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter
(Source: WTOC) (Source: WTOC)

A Fort Campbell special operations aviation soldier who died this week during a training exercise in Georgia has been identified.

Capt. Clayton O. Carpenter, 31, a native of Brooklyn, NY, was killed and two others were injured when a MH-60 Blackhawk made a "hard landing" near Hunter Army Air Field, GA.

The two who were injured were taken to the hospital.

The Night Stalkers are an elite unit trained to fly helicopters behind enemy lines under the cover of darkness.

An investigation into the incident is underway.

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