Malmstrom honor guardsmen perform a flag-folding ceremony Sept. 21, 2018, at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont.(Air Force photo/Senior Airman Tristan Truesdell)
A Montana airman was found dead by local police on Tuesday, prompting an ongoing investigation, said Air Force Col. Jennifer Reeves, commander of the 341st Missile Wing, Malmstrom Air Force Base, Mont., in a Facebook post on Wednesday.
Staff Sgt. Manuel Trevino, Jr., of the 841st Missile Security Forces Squadron, was found dead by the Cascade County Sheriff department, Reeves said. Though Reeves did not specify how Trevino died, or where he was found, the colonel urged airmen to reach out for help if they are going through a hard time.
"This is me talking, Airmen. Please…there's nothing we can't handle," Reeves wrote. "We've helped with finances, break-ups, depression, and other struggles. And let's be honest…we've all had our versions of these same struggles. Nothing is more important than your life. I'm asking you to reach out."
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Jack Brodie Farris Jr. (U.S. Army photo)
Retired Army Lt. Gen. Jack Brodie Farris Jr., who led ground forces in the U.S. invasion of Grenada in 1983, died in his native Charlotte, North Carolina, on Dec. 14 after a long illness. He was 84.
The graduate of Myers Park High School and The Citadel in Charleston, South Carolina, entered the Army as an infantry officer. His 33-year military career took him to Vietnam, where he served as a battalion commander, South Korea and the Pentagon.
"He's always been an achiever," said a second cousin, Charlotte attorney Ray Farris Jr.