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Dec 11, 2015 12:00 AM

Army Ranger from NH dies in training exercise in Florida


FORT STEWART- An Army Ranger from New Hampshire died Dec. 9 during a squad live fire exercise at Fort Stewart in Georgia.

Cpl. Andrew A. Aimesbury, 21, was wounded during a live fire exercise and brought to the nearest treatment facility.

Aimesbury died from his wounds there.

Aimesbury was born Nov. 7, 1994, in Manchester and graduated from Dover Senior High School.

He is survived by his parents Carl and Karen Aimesbury, who live in Somersworth, and his sister Abby.

Aimesbury enlisted in the Army a few years ago and completed One Station Unit Training at Fort Benning, Ga., as an infantryman.

After graduating from the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program he was then assigned to Company D, 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment.

His military education includes the Army Ranger Course, Basic Airborne Course and the Ranger Assessment and Selection Program.

Aimesbury also served one tour in Afghanistan.

His awards and decorations include the Ranger Tab, Expert Infantryman's Badge, the Parachutist Badge, and the Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.

Aimesbury has also been awarded the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the NATO Medal.

This incident is still under investigation.

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