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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE RELEASE NO 24-11
CADET DIES DURING TRAINING – Jul. 22, 2011
WEST POINT, N.Y. – A U.S. Military Academy cadet died July 21, 2011, while participating in field training in the vicinity of Camp Buckner. Cadet Jacob D. Bower, 18, of Fairmont, W.Va., a member of the Class of 2015, was found unresponsive at the local training area at West Point, N.Y., on Jul. 21. Immediate attempts to revive him at the scene were unsuccessful, and he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m. The incident and cause of death are under investigation.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with the Bower family during this difficult time,” said Lt. Col. Sherri Reed, U.S. Military Academy, Public Affairs Officer. “The academy is a close-knit family and the loss of one of our own affects all of us,” said Reed.
Bower was a new cadet and he had completed the first part of cadet basic training in good standing.Cadet Bower was a highly qualified applicant, a three-sport athlete, a member of the National Honor Society, and had participated in West Virginia Boy’s State while attending East Fairmont High School in Fairmont, W.Va.
Lawyers for a West Point cadet who says bodyguards for soul singer Patti
LaBelle beat him while he was waiting for a ride at a Houston airport
released security video Thursday showing the student being pushed and
punched by two men and a woman.
West Point, through OSJA has started cracking down on the use of
trademark images, sending threatening cease and desist letters to graduates and
parent clubs across the country, even for websites that clearly support
West Point, Cadets, and/or our deceased graduates. The USMA trademark
images, words, and colors can be found by clicking here . Permission must be obtained for use of the images. The guidelines for obtaining permission can be found by clicking on this link
. OSJA is also requiring that all related sites include this
disclaimer: “DISCLAIMER: This organization is privately owned and
operated. This private organization is not endorsed by the United
States Military Academy, United States Army, or Department of Defense.”
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