A National Guard member stationed in Washington, D.C., to protect the Capitol died after suffering a medical emergency while off duty Thursday morning, a spokesperson for the military branch said.
“Joint Task Force District of Columbia is sad to confirm the death of a National Guard member serving with the U.S. Capitol security mission due to an apparent medical emergency. The individual was not on duty at the time,
and the incident is under investigation,” the spokesperson said.
Soldiers stationed in DC had complained previously about the accommodations they received, including meals that had undercooked or raw meat in them.
“There were 74 different meals found with raw beef in them,” an unnamed staff sergeant from Michigan told WXYZ in Detroit.
“Just yesterday … soldiers had found metal shavings in their food,” he added