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CDR R.H. Eastman III

Jim123

DD-214 in hand and I'm gonna party like it's 1998
pilot
What happened to him? I don't know him but I saw the obit from a couple of friends before this thread.

I've had a few military friends and acquaintances die young of cancer, heart failure, and other health-related natural(ish) causes in their thirties and forties; those experiences are just part of being middle aged. This side of mortality is different from service-related causes and it's something that most people in their twenties do not yet appreciate.
 

AIRMMCPORET

Plan “A” Retired
What happened to him? I don't know him but I saw the obit from a couple of friends before this thread.

I've had a few military friends and acquaintances die young of cancer, heart failure, and other health-related natural(ish) causes in their thirties and forties; those experiences are just part of being middle aged. This side of mortality is different from service-related causes and it's something that most people in their twenties do not yet appreciate.

Heart attack I believe.

Fairwell shipmate.
 

Griz882

Livin' On the Right Side of the River From Pags!
pilot
What happened to him? I don't know him but I saw the obit from a couple of friends before this thread.

I've had a few military friends and acquaintances die young of cancer, heart failure, and other health-related natural(ish) causes in their thirties and forties; those experiences are just part of being middle aged. This side of mortality is different from service-related causes and it's something that most people in their twenties do not yet appreciate.
Tragic. He had, as you and others have noted, an impressive career. Life is strange. I’ve lost friends who were at the top of their game - highly physical and well trained SpecOps types - who just go. It is always a loss to friends and the nation. I hope only the best for his family.
 

bubblehead

Registered Member
Contributor
I’ve lost friends who were at the top of their game - highly physical and well trained SpecOps types - who just go.
Sadly, heart related issues (e.g., heard disease) are silent killers.

I would highly everyone to take part in routine (yearly) lipid panels as part of your yearly health assessments. If you have even a hint of heart issues in your family, I'd also encourage you to take an initial Cardiac Calcium Scoring (CT Scan). Insurance will not cover it and only costs $75 bucks, at least where I live. I've seen it more than once in my community: highly physically fit people dropping dead from heart attacks caused by heart disease.
 
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