Following the event, bear cubs were found close to the location of the occurrence, and a brown bear approached the area.
This past week, a bear attacked and murdered a soldier who was stationed at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson in Alaska. On Thursday, the Army paid tribute to the fallen service member. who has been identified?
According to the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the mother bear that attacked Staff Sgt. Seth Michael Plant, 30, on Tuesday in an Anchorage military hospital and ultimately took his life defending her cubs.
In addition, one other soldier sustained a minor injury during the assault.
The plant was brought to the base in July and has its roots in Florida, where it was originally grown. According to his service record, he was a member of the 3rd Battalion, 509th Parachute Infantry Regiment throughout his time in the military.