June 23, 2014

Andrew Sass - U.S. Military - died on a training exercise

Andrew Sass
Pfc. Andrew Sass, age 23, of Freemont, North Carolina, died in the line of duty on June 21, at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

Andrew was assigned to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment at Base Lewis-McChord near Seattle, Washington. 

The details of Andrew's death have not been disclosed as of this posting.  We find it very strange that so many men in the U.S. military and the military of other countries die in "training exercises". Training is supposed to simulate combat, parachuting drills, rigorous exercise and other difficult circumstances. It is supposed to "simulate battle conditions" but not kill you in the learning process.  

We have been told that soldiers in some military jurisdictions, and not necessarily the U.S.A., are forced into 20 mile hikes with heavy backpacks in 95 degree temperatures. Some young trainees have heart attacks and die because of it. 

This is not acceptable.  Training is meant to make you aware of how to deal with
unexpected situations.  It isn't meant to kill you outright. 
Angels of God, pray for Andrew and for those
who have lost him.

Andrew was on a month long training session at Fort Irwin. He had enlisted in May of 2013 and had not yet been deployed overseas.

His awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon.

Military officials stated that they are grieving for Andrew.  He was a warrior, a husband and a true friend to all.  He will be forever remembered by his comrades. 

Andrew's family members are devastated by his sudden and tragic death. He will be forever mourned.  Oceans of tears will be shed for Andy.

Andrew is survived by many loving friends and relatives including his wife. 

Thank you for serving, Andy. 

Pray for all who do their duty and who die because of it. 

Pray that Andrew is in heaven. Pray that he is at peace and is with God. Amen.

1 comment:

Kimberly Jordan said...

Andrew was a man of faith, we know he is at peace with our heavenly Father.
The family is appreciative for your prayers.