Soldier fatally shot at Fort Campbell identified
FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) – Fort Campbell has identified a 101st Airborne Division soldier fatally shot during a training exercise.
The post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line said 22-year-old Pfc. Kevin J. Rodriguez was pronounced dead at about 10:20 a.m. CDT Tuesday at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital at Fort Campbell.
The post said in a news release that Rodriguez was an infantryman with Company A, 1st Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, known as “Rakkasans.”
The incident remains under investigation. Lt. Col. Brian DeSantis, spokesman for the 101st, said Tuesday there was no indication the shooting was anything but accidental.
Rodriguez was a native of Barceloneta, Puerto Rico. He enlisted two years ago and completed a nine-month deployment in June.
Survivors include his parents, Daniel Rodriguez and Joan Pino-Caban of Paterson, New Jersey.