Ethan Carpenter
Photo: U.S. Army
Photo: U.S. Army

Fort Benning-based Army Ranger dies during ‘routine’ parachute exercise 

An Army Ranger based in Fort Benning died during a “routine military free-fall training,” the U.S. Army said. 

Sgt. Ethan Carpenter, was killed during the parachute jump March 15 at a facility in Arizona. No other details were released.

According to the U.S. Army, Carpenter was deployed to combat eight times—once to Iraq and seven times to Afghanistan. After his tours, he was assigned as a reconnaissance specialist with the Regimental Special Troops Battalion in 2017.

Carpenter’s accolades included the military freefall parachutist badge, which is awarded to Army and U.S. Air Force personnel deemed high-altitude military parachute specialists. Carpenter was also a recipient of the Purple Heart, according to the Army.

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