Death of New Jersey Army National Guardsman🇺🇸 From COVID-19


Our American Family has lost one of its Soldiers from the Wuhan-Coronavirus. May God comfort and bless their family, friends and fellow Soldiers.

U.S. Army Capt. Douglas Linn Hickok was a drilling Guardsman and physician assistant originally from Jackson, New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy said Monday in a news conference. Though Hickok was a member of the New Jersey National Guard, the father of two resided in Pennsylvania and died at a hospital in that state,

DoD Immediate Release:

Death of New Jersey Army National Guardsman From COVID-19

March 30, 2020

A New Jersey Army National Guardsman Passed Away on Saturday. The Soldier had tested positive for COVID-19 and had been hospitalized since March 21. “Today is a sad day for the Department of Defense as we have lost our First American Service Member – Active, Reserve or Guard – to Coronavirus,” said Secretary of Defense Mark Esper. “This is a stinging loss for our Military community, and our condolences go out to his family, friends, civilian co-workers and the entire National Guard community. The news of this loss strengthens our resolve to work ever more closely with our interagency partners to stop the spread of COVID-19.”

Starting in January the Department of Defense has adopted dramatic mitigation measures to protect service members, civilian employees, contractors and their families from Coronavirus. These include mandating social distancing, termination of certain work and training activities and providing testing and care for our community members.

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