Cause of death released for Reserve soldier who went missing during land nav. training


The cause of death has been released for an Army Reserve Soldier who went missing during training at Camp Blanding in June has been ruled an accident.

McLemore was reported missing June 20 when he did not return from a land navigation assignment that was only anticipated to take him and his classmates a few hours to complete.

According to a press release from the Clay County Sheriff’s Office, the Army specialist was attending a military training class at the Basic Leader Course at Camp Blanding’s 211th Regiment Regional Training Institute -located in Starke, FL.

A massive search that included 450 people was conducted and ultimately came to an end two days later when his body was found in a wooded area.

According to an autopsy report for Mclemore, he died of environmental heat exposure.

The District Four Medical Examiner’s Office ruled his death an accident. No pre-death trauma was found on his body.

He was a member of the Alabama Army Reserve.

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