Andrew Marrow said Monday that he was running on four hours of sleep while driving a truck behind a group of marching U.S. Army recruits. He said he fell asleep and awoke to screams.
The State newspaper reports Marrow will serve his sentence in a military prison in Charleston.
Pvt. Ethan Shrader of Tennessee and Pvt. Timothy Ashcraft of Ohio were pinned beneath the truck and later died. Other recruits were critically wounded. A 2018 Army report partly blamed Marrow's superiors for his exhaustion.
Marrow pleaded guilty to dereliction of duty and negligent homicide.
Information from: The Post and Courier, http://www.postandcourier.com
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