Fall kills Fort Gordon soldier

Monday, June 25, 2012 10:25 AM
Last updated 8:57 PM
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A memorial service will be held Wednesday for a Fort Gordon soldier from Indiana who died over the weekend after falling while on post.

The memorial for Pfc. Joseph N. Myers, 22, will be at 11:30 a.m. in Alexander Hall on Chamberlain Avenue, a fort spokesman said.

Myers accidently fell from a second-floor balcony at his residence Friday, according to a news release. He suffered a major head injury and was taken to Medical College of Georgia Hospital, where he was placed on life support. He died Saturday afternoon.

Myers was born in Sheridan, Ind., and lived with his family in Indianapolis. He was a member of the 297th Military Intelligence Battalion.

The accident is under investigation by the Fort Gordon Criminal Investigation Division.

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stillamazed
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stillamazed 06/25/12 - 02:25 pm
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So Sorry

Prayers go out to PVT Myers family.

Bobbie 920
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Bobbie 920 06/26/12 - 06:16 pm
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Heartbreaking

My thoughts and prayers are with the Myers family and friends.

TrulyWorried
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TrulyWorried 06/26/12 - 08:04 pm
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God bless them all

and give guidance to his family What a tragedy!

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