11 out of 12 US soldiers injured during Swift Response 17-1 military drill – released from hospital


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Eleven US soldiers, injured during the Swift Response 17-1 night parachute jump at the 71 Campia Turzii Air Base, have been released from the Military Hospital in Cluj-Napoca. Only one remains hospitalized, being diagnosed with spine contusion.

The commander of the Military Hospital Cluj-Napoca, Doina Baltaru, said on Sunday that the injured soldiers were hospitalized mainly with ankle sprains.

“11 American soldiers hospitalized here with minor traumas, mainly with ankle sprains, have been discharged, only one remains hospitalized, having spine contusion, but no fracture. In order to control pain, he still needs to stay in the hospital. Probably on Monday or Tuesday he will be discharged as well,” Baltaru said.

12 US soldiers who participated in a night parachute jump in the Swift Response 17-1 exercise at 71 Campia Turzii Air Base were injured and hospitalized last Friday at the Military Hospital in Cluj-Napoca.

Atlantic Resolve Officer Brent M. Williams said Saturday evening that the health status of the US military was stable.

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