Extreme Heat Sends Ft. Hood Soldiers To Hospitals


FORT HOOD (August 13, 2010)—Five soldiers remained in area hospitals Friday after eight troops developed heat-related illnesses while participating in a road march at Fort Hood.

All eight arrived at around 8 a.m. Friday at Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood.

One soldier was in serious condition Friday afternoon at Killeen’s Metroplex Adventist Hospital and another was in serious condition at Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

Three others were in fair condition at Darnall.

The remaining three were treated at Darnall and were later released.

They were among 90 soldiers taking part in the road march as part of Expert Field Medical Badge Training.

High temperatures in Central Texas have hovered around or above the century mark for more than a week and heat index readings have been as high as 108 degrees.

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