Death of a soldier due to training accident at Fort Knox in the summer of 1995

I’m trying to find any and all information of the death of SGT Anthony Powell at Fort Knox, Kentucky. We were assigned to Alpha company 1/70th Armor Battalion. It happened on a tank range ( I think Wilcox range, but not 100% on that.)  I’m almost certain it was 1995. I know for a fact it was during the summer because we were training West Point cadets. Any help teaching me how to research this would be greatly appreciated.

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  • Thank you so much! This is it. My fault on the first name, I can't thank you enough. How would I go about finding the date it happened and where would I search for the Army accident investigation files?

  • The newspaper article has the answer to WHEN - indicating the incident happened about 5pm on July 12 1994.  Also note the spelling of his first name is different on his gravestone vs. the spelling in the newspaper - you will want the correct spelling when requesting records

    - As for getting accident investigation reports...often doing a search on History Hub will find you an answer given to someone who asked a similar question in the past.  Look at the responses to these previous posted questions as I believe they will  give you an answer your question

     RE: accident reports 

     RE: US Army Training accident in 1989, South Korea 

     or if not, try re-posting the question

    P..McG

  • @Cthhillard21 

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    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center (USACR/SAFETY CENTER) is the repository and release authority for Army safety accident reports prepared in accordance with Department of the Army Pamphlet 385-40, Army Accident Investigation and Reporting, and Army Regulation 385-10, the Army Safety Program.  For access to Army Aviation Accident Reports from 1957 to the present and Ground Accidents Reports from 1973 to the present, contact the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, ATTN: CSSC-SS (FOIA), 4905 5th Avenue, Fort Rucker, AL 36362-5363.

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