Combat Control Trainee dies

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RIP SSgt Wilburn.

1/13/2009 - LACKLAND AIR FORCE BASE, Texas (AFNS) -- A 30-year old male Airman assigned to the 342nd Training Squadron as a combat control apprentice died Jan. 12 at Wilford Hall Medical Center here.

Staff Sergeant Kenneth J. Wilburn lost consciousness while participating in an above-water treading exercise at the Lackland training pool Jan. 9. Emergency life-saving procedures were administered on scene and he was immediately transported to Wilford Hall Medical Center where he never regained consciousness.

"We are deeply saddened by the sudden loss of Sergeant Wilburn. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends during this time of grief," said Brigadier General Leonard A. Patrick, 37th Training Wing commander.

Circumstances surrounding the incident are being reviewed by Air Force officials.
 

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Rest Well SSGT.

Above water exercise with CPR started on scene, in an apparently healthy and in good shape 30-yr old man. This make any of you other medicos wanna know "the rest of the story"?

yes i have a suspicious mind
 

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Ouch. Always hardest to hear of the deaths in training.

RIP SSG Wilburn

Prayers out to your family and friends.

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Rest easy SSGT. We've got the bow line and the stern.

Thank you for your service and your willingness to defend our great nation.
 

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Rest Well SSGT.

Above water exercise with CPR started on scene, in an apparently healthy and in good shape 30-yr old man. This make any of you other medicos wanna know "the rest of the story"?

yes i have a suspicious mind

So what? A man died. Maybe he had a hidden heart condition, maybe other stuff was involved, none of us here have that answer. Until we hear otherwise there is no point to be gained by speculating, especially in that tone, about what happened. No one cares about your suspicious mind.
 
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So what? A man died. Maybe he had a hidden heart condition, maybe other stuff was involved, none of us here have that answer. Until we hear otherwise there is no point to be gained by speculating, especially in that tone, about what happened. No one cares about your suspicious mind.
Yep.

Men dying in such 'aggresive' training is not all that uncommon. It's unfortunate, but it happens.
 
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