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I didn't know where to ask this but i've heard that sometimes Navy Seals die during traing? Is this true? The same goes fro Green Berets.

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closed as off topic by Felix Goldberg, Drux, American Luke, Yannis Rizos, Mark C. Wallace May 20 '13 at 0:42

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The answer to this is obviously yes, soldiers sometimes die during training (from causes related to their training). Even basic training is an extremely intense experience, and accidents do happen. And when those accidents involve firearms or any kind of explosives, the mortality rate can be significant. –  Yannis Rizos May 16 '13 at 20:38
    
a simple Google search turns up news articles about training accidents resulting in death, but i can't find anything about how common they are –  Ryathal May 17 '13 at 12:55
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How does this pertain to history specifically? –  American Luke May 19 '13 at 20:38

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Your question was prophetic, coming as it did on May 16th. Here is a link to an article in the New York Post about an occurrence of this sort on May 17th.

http://www.myfoxny.com/story/22283938/navy-seal-from-long-island-dies-in-training-accident

It seems to happen "accidentally," as opposed to "overtraining," but yes, it does happen.

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Thanks, my main question was whether it was from accidental causes or physical stress from training. –  Nick May 19 '13 at 1:23

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