Soldier Fails Grenade Range, Dies

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, HI — A soldier with the 25th Infantry Division was unable to pass the grenade range qualification Thursday, receiving an unqualified grade of dead, sources confirmed. Private Ian McNeill, 18, of San Marcos, California, threw the grenade into the pit wall where it bounced back and hit him in the face, knocking him unconscious. Fortunately, the temporary pain of the 14 oz Composition B-filled grenade hitting his nose was relieved when it exploded and killed him.

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