Congressman Sean Maloney

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Maloney’s Expanded Statement on West Point Tragedy

Jun 6, 2019
Press Release

WASHINGTONRep. Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18) released an expanded statement regarding the tragic accident at West Point Academy. His first statement can be found here.

“This tragedy at West Point comes on the anniversary of D-Day and serves as yet another painful reminder of the sacrifices our military servicemembers and their families make on our behalf,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “Our prayers continue for the injured cadets, the Army families impacted, and the loved ones of the cadet we lost today.

“I have staff available and ready to help families impacted by this horrific accident, and my office in Newburgh will continue to be open and ready to assist anyone in need. I also want to thank our first responders, medics and emergency personnel, and state troopers for their quick work this morning. We owe them so much.”

According to recent reports, the U.S. Military Academy at West Point is reporting a total of 20 injured cadets and one death after a light medium tactical vehicle overturned on a dirt road during a training exercise. Two soldiers were also wounded.

West Point is located in Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney’s Congressional District. It is one of five service academies in the United States.