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Spouse of Fort Eustis soldier dies from COVID-19 complications

Officials have shared that the spouse of a Fort Eustis soldier died from complications due to COVID-19.

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.

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