Heat Beats Fort Hood Fighting Force

Illnesses range from dehydration to heat stroke

Friday, Aug 13, 2010  |  Updated 5:30 PM CDT
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Heat Beats Fort Hood Fighting Force

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Fort Hood soldiers were overcome by the heat during a march at the base in Killeen.

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Eight soldiers from Fort Hood were hospitalized Friday for heat-related problems after an early morning 12-mile march.

Two soldiers were listed in serious condition, and three were listed in fair condition after being taken to different hospitals Friday morning. Another three had been treated and released by Friday afternoon.

Fort Hood officials say the soldiers' illnesses range from dehydration to heat stroke. They were in a group of 90 soldiers who had been marching at the Army post near Killeen in Central Texas.

The National Weather Service issued a heat advisory for much of North and Central Texas, saying high humidity will make the 100-plus-degree temperatures feel even hotter Friday and Saturday.

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