The Army on Thursday released the name of a 19-year-old 101st Airborne Division soldier who died Tuesday during live-fire training at Fort Polk, Louisiana.

Pfc. Victor Stanfill, with A Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, was pronounced dead Tuesday morning at a Fort Polk hospital, according to a news release. A team from the Army Combat Readiness Center is leading the investigation into the training incident.

Stanfill, an infantryman, enlisted in September, according to the release. He reported to his unit in January after training at Fort Benning, Georgia.

The Fulton, Maryland, native had earned the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon, the release states.

The Fort Campbell, Kentucky-based 3rd BCT left for training at the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk earlier this month, The (Clarksville, Tenn.) Leaf-Chronicle reported.

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