Sunday, November 6, 2016

Special Forces Soldier From New Hampshire Died in Florida

Army Investigating Death Of NH Soldier During Dive Training
CBS Boston
November 5, 2016
“U.S. Army Special Forces Staff Sergeant David J. Whitcher was a decorated soldier whose service and sacrifice made our country safer and our freedom stronger,” Gov. Maggie Hassan
David Whitcher. (Image Credit: U.S. Army Special Operations Command)
MANCHESTER, N.H. (CBS/AP) — The commander of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School says the death of a soldier from New Hampshire is “sobering reminder” of the dangerous training undertaken by the Special Forces.

The Army says 30-year-old Staff Sgt. David Whitcher of Bradford died Wednesday while dive training off of Key West, Florida. The death is under investigation.

Maj. Gen. James B. Linder said thoughts and prayers go to Whitcher’s family, including his wife and son.
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