Saturday, March 27, 2021

Soldier dies at Eglin

EGLIN AIR FORCE BASE, Fla. - A soldier died while undergoing Ranger training at Eglin Air Force Base, according to a Friday news release from the Army's Maneuver Center of Excellence at Fort Benning, Ga. Spc. James A. Requenez, 28, of San Antonio, Texas, died during the swamp phase of Ranger training at the 6th Ranger Training Battalion, headquartered at Eglin Air Force Base at Camp James E. Rudder southwest of Crestview. According to an Army news release, Requenez died during training and was taken to the Eglin hospital, where he was pronounced dead Thursday. (Sources: multiple, including Northwest Florida Daily News, WEAR-TV, 03/26/21)