Fort Hood: Soldier injured while working on Bradley dies

Bradley Fighting Vehicle. (U.S. Army photo/file)
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FORT HOOD, Texas (KWTX) A Fort Hood soldier who was injured while performing maintenance on a Bradley Fighting Vehicle has died, the post announced Monday.

Pfc. Mason Webber, 22, of Marion, Iowa, died last Thursday, Fort Hood said.

"The Darkhorse Squadron is deeply saddened by the sudden and tragic loss of Private First Class Mason Webber,” said Lt. Col. Adam Cannon, commander, 4-9 CAV.

“We send our most heartfelt condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Pfc. Webber. Our thoughts and prayers go out to them in this trying time. He was an indelible part of the squadron and his loss is deeply felt."

Webber joined the Army in March 2018 and had been assigned since August 2018 to the 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

The armored 50,000-pound Bradley is used to transport troops and provide covering fire against enemy forces and armored vehicles.