Army identifies Fort Riley soldier killed in training incident

Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy

FORT HOOD, Texas (KSNW) – Fort Riley officials have identified the name of the ‘Demon’ brigade soldier killed in a training incident in Fort Hood Texas.

According to authorities, a 1st Cavalry Division HH-60M aircraft crew conducting medical evacuation hoist training around 10:30 p.m. Tuesday resulted in a fatality on the Fort Hood range south of Robert Gray Army Airfield.

According to Fort Riley officials, Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy died.

We extend our heartfelt condolences to Staff Sgt. Sean Devoy’s family and friends during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Khirsten T. Schwenn, 2nd GSAB, 1st Avn. Regt., commander. “The unexpected death of a family member is profoundly tragic. Staff Sgt. Devoy touched countless lives as a flight paramedic. We are deeply saddened by the loss of an extraordinary noncommissioned officer and teammate.”

Devoy joined the Army in March 2010 and arrived at Fort Riley in December He was 28 years old. He was posthumously promoted to staff sergeant.

Devoy’s home of record is Ballwin, Missouri.


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