August 15th, 2012
01:45 PM ET

Lightning strike hurts 10 at Fort Drum

A bolt of lightning left 10 soldiers from the New Jersey National Guard with minor injuries during a training exercise Tuesday night, a military spokesman said.

The soldiers were taking part in an exercise in a tent at Fort Drum, outside Watertown, New York, when the lightning strike occurred, 1st Sgt. David Moore told CNN. The injured were members of the 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team from Lawrenceville, New Jersey, and were among about 2,000 troops taking part in an annual training camp, he said.

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  1. banasy©

    Wow! O.o

    August 15, 2012 at 2:05 pm | Report abuse |
  2. saywhat

    Yup. Thats lightening. Its a relief though that there were no fatalities.
    In Bangla Desh the other day, 12 were killed by lightening while praying under a makeshift tin shed.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:41 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Yeah I bet they got a real charge out of that excercise.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Portland tony

    Certainly glad they are all OK!! But what kind of training exercise do infantrymen do in a friggin' tent? 🙂

    August 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      You've got a valid point, there, Portland tony!!

      August 15, 2012 at 3:34 pm | Report abuse |
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    August 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Next time they'll DO the excercise, but wear grounding straps.

    August 15, 2012 at 2:50 pm | Report abuse |
  7. Jeff Frank (R-Ohio) "Right Wing Insanity"

    Portland Tony:
    Maybe they were in there hoping they wouldn't get hit.

    August 15, 2012 at 5:23 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Bongo™

    This is truly a shame. That lining is some dangerous stuff. It's best to go inside when it starts doing that. Please vote for me to be added to the. CNN just I important bloggers list.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:54 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Bongo™

    Hi everyone. I am Bongo. I sure hope the rich fatcat bankers don't get to take over after the November election. Us regular people need to stick together.

    August 15, 2012 at 7:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. dazzle ©

    Hi little mister, I hope you are well this evening. I like your icons. Would you be able to make a cat for me? It would be much appreciated and thanks!

    August 15, 2012 at 10:08 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bobcat (in a hat)©

    Dang little mister. I've kept my true ident ity secret all this time, and now you show my portrait. Now everyone knows what I look like. Looks like I'll have to find something else now.

    August 16, 2012 at 12:18 am | Report abuse |
  12. dazzle ©

    Thank you little mister for the first one. I'm having my coffee so I won't comment on the other one you left for me. Our bc has been jacked so don't worry. You have a great day yourself. I'm getting a very early start as you can see by the time stamp and being in a different time zone than most.

    August 16, 2012 at 7:32 am | Report abuse |