Bear Kills Soldier On JBER Base During Training Near Anchorage Landfill

This photo from the JBER website shows a training exercise, and does not depict the actual soldier who was mortally wounded. (Photo, JBER) A...

This photo from the JBER website shows a training exercise, and does not depict the actual soldier who was mortally wounded. (Photo, JBER)





A soldier who was part of a small group that was training at the Anchorage Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson base (JBER) has been killed by a bear the military said in a May 10th, 2022 press release. 
 
The dead soldier was a 30-year-old staff sergeant named Seth Michael Plant. He was an infantryman from Florida. He was medevaced from the scene near a bear den. A sow bear with cubs killed him and injured another soldier, according to news reports. Three soldiers were working in the woods on "navigation training", the reports said.
 
The spot where the attack took place was near the Anchorage Landfill, which is adjacent to the base on the Glenn Highway in Eagle River. Parts of the base are heavily wooded. 

Wildlife Troopers began a search for the bear.

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