WICS News in Illinois has reported that Sgt. First Class Jerome Baker, 29, of Riverdale, Ill., died yesterday, Sept. 13, during a physical fitness training exercise at a” military education course “at Fort Custer in Michigan.
There were no details regarding the incident. Foul play is not suspected, although as with all military deaths, it remains under investigation, pending an autopsy.
Sgt. First Class Baker served with the Army National Guard for 11 years.
Guard commander Brig. Gen. Daniel Krumrei (KRUHM'-roy) says Baker established "a reputation as an intelligent noncommissioned officer and mentor."
Sgt. First Class Baker served with Company G, 634th Brigade Support Battalion, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team. He was at Fort Custer to take part in a senior leadership Course.
There has been no statement from the family regarding services for their Soldier.
Ft. Custer is operated by the Michigan National Guard but is used by several other branches making it one of the most heavily used small arms training centers in the Midwest.
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