LIBERIA: Army New Recruit Dies While Undergoing Training In Grand Cape Mount County

Young Liberians opting to join the army – Armed Forces of Liberia on January 4, 2022 has announced the beginning date for its nationwide recruitment drive intended to augment the strength of the AFL (Photo credit: FPA).

The Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) has announced the sudden death of one of the passing of a male candidate who was in the screening process of the Armed Forces of Liberia (AFL) 2022 Recruitment Drive for the Western Region (Grand Cape Mount, Gbarpolu, and Bomi Counties) conducted in Tubmanburg, Bomi County.

The unfortunate incident occurred on Wednesday, February 16, 2022, during the Initial Physical Fitness Test (IPFT) exercises. The deceased collapsed during the 1.5-mile run and was given first aid care by members of the AFL Medical Team assigned with the Recruitment Team and was rushed to the Bomi Government Hospital.

He was pronounced dead after many attempts to revive him by medical staff at the Bomi Government Hospital failed. The family/next of kin of the deceased was immediately contacted.

The Ministry of National Defense and the Armed Forces of Liberia regret this sad incident and wish to encourage the family that their son lost his life for a noble cause.

He was a patriot who volunteered to join the AFL in service to his country, Liberia.

The Honorable Minister of Defense, and the Chief of Staff of the Armed Forces of Liberia extend to the family of the deceased their deepest sympathy in this great loss.

A press release signed by the Assistant Minister for Public Affairs, Sam K. Collins noted.

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