According to Fort Hood officials, the soldiers in today’s accident were driving a Light Medium Tactical Vehicle(LMYV).
While details on the accident have not been released, we did speak with retired Colonel Robert Morgan. He served nearly 30 years in the United States Army and is familiar with LMTV.
There are several types of the LMTV models that are used. The vehicles have the capacity to carry up to 2.5 tons.
The LMTV can be used to carry cargo or soldiers. The front cab of the vehicle can carry three people, and often several soldiers can sit in the back ‘pick-up like’ portion.
Colonel Morgan also told us these vehicles sit anywhere from six to eight feet off the ground. Despite the height, they may not fair well in high waters, as that is not the intended usage.
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