Monday, April 27, 2009

Of all the things that can kill you

It's funny of all the things in nature that can kill you, especially on the job of the military life. Of all things, the irony hits close to home again when a SpecOps soldier collapsed and died. Not because he was on the job, or because of he was deployed, simply "a cardiac event"

Talk about irony.

It's funny in a way that people say there are dangerous things out there in the world that can kill you. From violence to wars but people don't worry about their own bodies. Simple things you can do everyday that will make you live longer and people tend to ignore it and look at the big picture like violence or wars.

What's wrong with that picture?

Though I never met the man, I knew this couldn't be a good news coming from a 25-year old SSG. Just 25 years old...and a cardiac problem. Really...we all need to take better care of ourselves and expect the unexpected. RIP SSG.

God Speed

Parts of the article:
SpecOps soldier dies while running marathon
The Associated Press
Posted : Monday Apr 27, 2009 7:03:11 EDT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Army officials say a runner who collapsed and died after at the Country Music Marathon was a special operations aviation soldier based at Fort Campbell, Ky.

The army said in news release Sunday the runner was Staff Sgt. Benjamin “Levi” Pigman, a 25-year-old native of Hamilton, Mont.

Pigman collapsed Saturday after he completed the half-marathon at the event. He was treated at the scene and then transported to Nashville General Hospital, where he died, the release said.

Bruce Herring, president of Elite Racing, said Saturday the runner died of a “sudden cardiac event.”

You can read the full article here.


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