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UPDATE: 21-Year-Old Air Force Cadet Who Died Suddenly Cause of Death Revealed


Air Force Academy offensive lineman Hunter Brown died in January after experiencing a medical emergency as he left his dormitory for class.

He was 21.

21-Year-Old Air Force Offensive Lineman Dies Suddenly After ‘Medical Emergency’ On His Way to Class

“With heavy hearts we share the loss of a cadet. C3C Hunter Brown died Monday after suffering a medical emergency while on his way to class. Our thoughts are with his family, friends, teammates and fellow cadets,” the U.S. Air Force Academy tweeted.

The U.S. military had a COVID-19 jab mandate policy until December 2022.

The Pentagon rescinded the mandate after it was pulled out of the National Defense Authorization Act that was approved in December.



The Air Force released this statement after Brown's death:


The El Paso County Coroner’s Office shared Hunter Brown's autopsy report with KKTV 11 News after the outlet requested it.

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According to KKTV, the 21-year-old Air Force cadet likely died from a "pulmonary thromboembolism due to deep vein thrombosis, likely tied to an injury sustained during football practice."

KKTV reported:

The full opinion from the autopsy report can be read below:

“Based on the history, scene investigation, autopsy, virology, and toxicology findings, it is my opinion that Hunter Brown, a 21-year-old white male, died as a result of pulmonary thromboembolism due to deep vein thrombosis resulting from Lisfranc injury of the left lower extremity. The overall findings are consistent with this being an accidental death originating from an injury sustained during football practice several weeks prior to death.”

The autopsy report was signed by Dr. Jarod Murdoch.

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