Fort Lewis, Wash – A Fort Lewis noncommissioned officer died late this morning (June 30) following unit physical training. The NCO and his unit were playing football when he collapsed on the sidelines.
Emergency medical care was on-scene within minutes and EMT’s from Madigan Army Medical Center administered emergency medical treatment at the athletic field located on main post. The NCO was transported by ambulance to MAMC where he died.
The name of the NCO who died is being withheld pending notification of next of kin. The incident will be reviewed by the unit involved in the training.
All members of the Fort Lewis community extend our condolences and support to family and friends of the NCO who died following this unit physical training.