by Jim Clayborn | RNN
The Air Force Academy said a cadet suddenly died on Monday after he collapsed while walking to class.
Cadet 3rd Class Hunter Brown, 21, was walking to class from his dorm when he experienced a “medical emergency,” the Air Force Academy said in a statement. Monday was the first day of class following the winter break.
First responders performed lifesaving measures, but Brown ultimately passed away. Officials have not yet determined a cause of death.
His roomate, and 2 teammates said that Brown had “no prior health issues” of which they were aware.
Brown was a sophomore member of the Air Force Falcons football team. He played on the offensive line and appeared in two games during the 2022 season.
The Air Force Academy said cadets were notified of Brown’s sudden death on Tuesday.
“It is with a heavy heart and profound sadness I share with you that we have lost one of our own,” Brig. Gen. Paul D. Moga, commandant of cadets, told cadets. “He leaves behind friends, grieving teammates, a grieving cadet wing, and a devastated family.”
In a statement, Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard M. Clark commemorated Brown.
“Hunter was a standout offensive lineman on the Falcon football team and was well-respected in his squadron,” Clark said. “The entire U.S. Air Force Academy mourns his loss, and our hearts and condolences are with his family, his squadron, and all who were touched by this incredible young man.”
Troy Calhoun, head coach of the Air Force Falcons football team, said:
Our players, staff and entire Academy have been so blessed and fortunate to have Hunter as a part of our lives. He was a pure joy to coach and have as a teammate. He was tough, a great worker, and no one unselfishly pulled harder for others than Hunter. His mom and dad, Candyce and Dustin, raised a wonderful son who made each of us a better person. We love our great brother, and our thoughts and prayers are with Hunter’s incredible soul and his family.Advertisement
The Air Force Academy said the Air Force Office of Special Investigations and the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office are investigating Brown’s tragic death.
Many people online have commented on what has not been said in this matter – had Brown received COVID-19 vaccines and/or boosters?
HOW MANY MORE??— NonnieQ (@mommerlynn) January 11, 2023
Brown, 21, a sophomore center for the Falcons from Lake Charles, Louisiana, was on his way to class from his dorm room when he collapsed. Emergency personnel attempted life-saving measures but were unsuccessful, the school said… 😭💔🚫💉
According to the Academy’s Facebook page, all students at AFA were required to be double-vaxxed and boosted, under President Joe Biden’s August 2021 military-related mandate. That mandate did not end until December 22, 2022. No exemptions were permitted, religious or otherwise.
In that time period, as a sophomore, Cadet Brown would certainly have received at least three shots.
When you force young and otherwise healthy individuals to take an experimental gene altering therapy with zero regard for the potential life threatening side effects that are very common in most pharmaceutical drugs. My heart goes out to his loved ones.#diedsuddenly— Pogwoll (@pogwoll) January 11, 2023
The biggest medical scandal in history. That’s what we’re witnessing.https://t.co/DVZnVJu5cd— Paul M (@Sparepart840) January 10, 2023