Army Staff Sergeant Dies in Georgia Base; Military Not Releasing Details
FORT BENNING, GA. – November 7, 2018 - According to an online news story from capecodtimes.com, an Army staff sergeant died October 27 at a base in Georgia. The military has not released details about his death to anyone at this time, including the sergeant’s family.*
Staff Sgt. John Mersky, 29, was stationed at Fort Benning, Georgia, on October 27, when he was involved in some kind of accident on base. According to Mersky’s mother, Patricia Mersky, the military notified the family that Mersky had been involved in an accident from which he sustained “severe injuries,” and that he was on life support. Patricia Mersky, who lives in Freeport, Pennsylvania, flew to Georgia and was then informed her son had died. The Army did not provide her any details about the accident.
“We honestly don’t know what happened,” Patricia Mersky said. “The military hasn’t released anything. We do know he had a terrible accident.”
Mersky grew up on Osterville, Massachusetts, and attended Barnstable High School. He spent four years in the Army, serving in South Korea, Ukraine, and Germany. He was a member of the 2nd Cavalry and has sights on a long and successful military career. He’d recently moved to the Georgia base with his wife, Jennifer.
“He was on his way up and up,” Patricia Mersky said. “They all loved him.”
A public affairs office for Fort Benning said in a statement that Mersky’s death was under investigation and called the incident a “tragic loss for the 2nd Cavalry unit he was assigned to and the United States Army.”
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