U.S. Army Alaska soldier killed in training accident

HEADQUARTERS, U.S. ARMY ALASKA, JOINT BASE ELMENDORF-RICHARDSON, Alaska FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE April 1, 2019

– Spc. Nicholas Peter DiMona III, 20, an infantryman assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division, U.S. Army Alaska was killed Saturday, March 30, while participating in a training exercise in the Donnelly Training Area near Fort Greely.

DiMona died from a gunshot wound sustained while conducting live-fire training with his unit in DTA. Medical personnel on site provided immediate care and he was taken by medevac helicopter to Fairbanks Memorial Hospital where he was pronounced dead.

“Nick was an outstanding paratrooper with an infectious personality and an uncanny desire to excel no matter the challenge,” said Col. Jason Jones, brigade commander. “He will be missed by the entire Spartan Brigade. Our hearts and prayers go out to his family.”

DiMona, from Medford Lakes, New Jersey, joined the Army in July 2017 and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia, before reporting to Alaska in April 2018. His awards included the Army Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the parachutist badge.

The shooting is under investigation.