Very Sad News from CBT.

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  1. JackRock

    JackRock Member

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    Jacob Bower died Thursday evening.

    WEST POINT, N.Y. -- A cadet at the U.S. Military Academy died Thursday during training, officials announced.
    The cadet was Jacob Bower, 18, of Fairmont, according to a news release.

    Bower was participating in a land navigation exercise during field training, when he was found unresponsive, West Point officials said.

    Attempts were made to revive Bower, but he was pronounced dead at 6:05 p.m.

    His death, and what led to it, are under investigation, officials said.

    Bower, who was a member of the Class of 2015, graduated from East Fairmont High School, where he was a three-sport athlete and a member of the National Honor Society.
     
  2. Ken2012

    Ken2012 Prospective

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    Just read this myself. Such a sad story.

    Condolences to the family.
     
  3. live4ever

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    My heartfelt condolances to the family of this young man. I cannot imagine what they are going through... This is the saddest news!
     
  4. evilleramsfan

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    Saw this earlier as well...started a thread at AFA area asking for thoughts and prayers for the cadet and his family.....this includes all who look to serve their country no matter what branch.....all are family here....

    Thoughts and prayers for all who knew him....
     
  5. Hooah1775

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    So sad...may god bless his family and all those serving!

    My heartfelt condolences.
     
  6. BillSL

    BillSL USMA Class of 2016

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    My heartfelt condolences and prayers to his family. I really wonder what happened during CBT.
     
  7. TexasHopeful

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    So sorry to hear such tragic news. My DS is at plebe at Kings Point and the news was circulated to us. Our deepest condolences to Jacob's family. We will keep his family in our prayers and ask the LORD to hold him in the palm of his hand.
     
  8. Stealth

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    My prayers goes out to Cadet Jacob Bower's family and also his battle buddies and leadership. It's always hard to lose a soldier especially when it's during training.
     
  9. jlyons_2016

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    will keep his family in our prayers
     
  10. hawk

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    West Point Parents list release

    For parents of plebes if you have not seen it from other sources. It was distributed with no caveats, but mods feel free to edit/delete as need.

    From the West Point Public Affairs office via the West Point Parents list:

    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE

    Dear Parents,

    Many of you have heard by now that Cadet Jacob Bower, a member of the Class of 2015, died yesterday during training.

    Our prayers go out to his family as there are no words to convey our sorrow.

    Here are a few things that you may find helpful to know:

    Counseling is always available to all cadets. The counseling efforts and chaplain outreach continue and are available to the new cadets/cadet cadre.

    Members of the Academy leadership (to include the Superintendent, Commandant, Regimental Commander, etc.) have spoken with and continue to spend time with the cadets.

    Training will continue, but the new cadets have been and will continue to be watched closely every step of the way.

    New cadets are being encouraged to write letters to family and in some cases allowed to make phone calls.

    The new cadets will have an opportunity next week to make their 10 minute phone calls as scheduled.

    West Point takes every incident very seriously. The investigation is ongoing.

    Please do not perpetuate any rumor or “my cadet said” as we wait for official information to be shared.

    Thanks for your understanding and support!

    With heavy heart today –

    Best wishes,

    Deb

    Debra Dalton

    Parent Communications Liaison
    West Point Public Affairs Office

    www.westpoint.edu/DComm/wppc.asp
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    Classification: UNCLASSIFIED
    Caveats: NONE
     
  11. DHinNH

    DHinNH USMA 1989

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