UPDATE TO 39TH ABW AIRMAN PRONOUNCED DEAD

INCIRLIK AIR BASE, Turkey --

An Airman assigned to the 39th Security Forces Squadron was pronounced dead at 11:46 a.m., April 10.

                Staff Sgt. Curtis J. Gardner, 39th SFS NCO in charge of escort, was found unconscious and unresponsive in his residence April 10. Gardner, was transported to the 39th Medical Group by ambulance, where he was later pronounced dead by hospital staff.

                Gardner, 29, was from Tampa, Florida.

                An investigation into the cause of death is currently being conducted.

                “We mourn the loss of Staff Sgt. Gardner, and express our deepest sympathies to his family and friends,” said Col. John Walker, 39th Air Base Wing commander. “Tragedies like this are felt across the entire wing. The chaplain corps and mental health are available to help Airmen who may be grieving.”

Please direct any/all queries to the 39th ABW Public Affairs office at 39abw.pa@us.af.mil. 

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