NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — Joint Base Langley-Eustis officials shared that the spouse of a Fort Eustis soldier died from complications due to COVID-19.
Colonel Clint Ross released details on Facebook, saying the spouse died at a hospital in Newport News. The soldier also tested positive for COVID-19 and remains in self-quarantine at this time.
"Our hearts are heavy, I extend my deepest condolences to the friends and family of our lost teammate. My thoughts also remain with those who continue to fight this invisible enemy. I ask you to support each other during this difficult time, while we continue to work together to mitigate the impacts across the installation."
A public affairs spokesperson with Fort Eustis says they are withholding the name and gender of the spouse at this time.