Fort Stewart victim identified in fatal shooting at Georgia Army post

Fort Stewart officials identified the victim as Nathan M. Hillman, 30, who was a nuclear specialist

Fort Stewart officials have identified the victim in a deadly shooting at the U.S. Army Post in Georgia on Monday morning.

A press release from Fort Stewart Public Affairs identified the victim as Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman, 30, of Plump, Pennsylvania, who served as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist.

Fort Stewart officials identified Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman, 30, as the victim in a fatal shooting that took place on Monday morning at the Army Post in Georgia. 

Fort Stewart officials identified Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman, 30, as the victim in a fatal shooting that took place on Monday morning at the Army Post in Georgia.  (Fort Stewart Public Affairs)

Shortly before 11 a.m. on Monday, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s verified account tweeted that an incident was occurring on the base.

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"EMS are on location at the building in the 2nd ABCT complex responding to what has been described as a shooting," the tweet said. "Law enforcement has a suspect in custody."

At the time, Hillman’s name was not released to allow officials to notify the next of kin.

Modular barracks units used by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division are shown during a tour May 1, 2008 in Fort Stewart, Georgia. 

Modular barracks units used by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division are shown during a tour May 1, 2008 in Fort Stewart, Georgia.  (Stephen Morton/Getty Images)

While the suspect was apprehended, base officials have not released the person’s name and the investigation is ongoing.

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Hillman joined the Army in February 2015, the release on Tuesday read, and was assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, in July 2021.

During his service, Hillman was deployed to Afghanistan once and earned two Army Commendation medals, two Army Achievement Medals and the Air Assault Badge.

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"On Monday morning, the Spartan Family lost one of our own in a tragic and unexpected way," Col. Ethan J. Diven said. "With deepest sorrow our hearts are with the families and units involved in the incident. Providing support to the impacted families and soldiers is our first priority. We are working closely with the Fort Stewart military police and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division."