Fort Campbell soldier

dies in training exercise

A Fort Campbell soldier has died in a training exercise, the Army said.

Spc. James T. Roberts, 26, of Nashville, died Thursday after being struck by a military vehicle during the early morning exercise in a Fort Campbell training area, the Army post said in a statement. Another soldier was injured but is recovering.

The U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center is investigating the cause of the accident, the statement said.

Roberts was assigned to 1st Squadron, 33rd Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) at Fort Campbell.

He joined the Army in 2018 and deployed for seven months in 2020 along the southwest U.S border.

“Spc. Roberts was a beloved member of our intelligence section and a friend to many in the squadron. His loss leaves a scar on our hearts,” said Lt. Col. Jason T. Shuff, who was Roberts’ squadron commander.

He is survived by his wife, son and mother.

— Associated Press

TSU’s Glover named

to federal panel

Tennessee State University President Glenda Glover has been appointed vice chair of the President’s Board of Advisors on Historically Black Colleges and Universities by President Joe Biden. TSU announced the appointment in a news release last week.

The advisory board works to increase the capacity of HBCUs to provide a high-quality education and serve as engines of opportunity for their students. Among other things, the board recommends infrastructure improvements and new technologies that can help ensure the long-term viability of these institutions, according to the U.S. Department of Education.

Glover is the eighth president of Tennessee State University and its first female president. Under her leadership, TSU has seen an increase in alumni and corporate giving, research funding and academic offerings, according to the school. The university has also received the Carnegie R2 “high research activity” designation.

— Associated Press

Company: CEO died in

small plane crash

ALCOA, Tenn. — A company says its chief executive officer has died in a small plane crash in Tennessee.

In a Facebook post, MYGOFLIGHT says CEO Charles Schneider died in the plane crash Thursday near McGhee Tyson Airport in Knoxville. The company says he was traveling for business on a single-engine craft, Cirrus SR22. The company says he died at the hospital Friday.

Alcoa Police say the plane was carrying two occupants and both were hospitalized. Police did not provide details on the condition and identity of the second person.

Police say the Federal Aviation Administration and the National Transportation Safety Board are helping to investigate.

MYGOFLIGHT is a Denver-based company that sells a variety of gear for pilots and travelers, including cockpit mounting systems for iPads, iPhones and tablets, and luggage.

— Associated Press

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