Army: Bodies of four Fort Hood soldiers found

The Bernie Beck Gate marks the official entrance to Fort Hood. (KXAN PhotoFrank Martinez)

FORT HOOD, Texas (WDTN/AP) – The U.S. Army reports that the bodies of four missing Fort Hood soldiers who were swept away in a rain-swollen creek have been found.

Fort Hood commanders were in the process of closing roads on the sprawling Army post in Central Texas when a truck carrying 12 soldiers overturned in a fast-flowing flooded creek during a training exercise.

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Aerial and ground crews Friday were searching the 20-mile creek that winds through heavily wooded terrain. Army aircraft, canine search teams, swift-water rescue watercraft and heavy trucks were being used.

The Army has not yet released the names of the dead because it’s still notifying relatives. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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