FATAL TRAINING ACCIDENTS CLAIM ELITE LIVES
Two HRT Members, SEAL Killed
By Harold Hutchison
Elite troops have often trained hard to maintain their edge. In the last week, some of those elite personnel have been killed in accidents.
Two members of the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s elite Hostage Rescue Team (HRT) were killed during a training accident involving a helicopter in Virginia Beach. The two men, Special Agents Christopher Lorek and Stephen Shaw. Each FBI agent leaves behind a wife and two children.
Also, late last week, a Navy SEAL was killed during training at Fort Knox. Special Warfare Operator Third Class Jonathan Kaloust was killed when a vehicle rolled over. Seven other sailors were injured in the accident.