Cause of death determined for Ohio Guardsman who died in training

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Cause of death determined for Ohio Guardsman who died in training

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An Ohio Army National Guardsman died during training in Indiana, the military announced late Monday.

Capt. Brian A. Stillman was involved in a land navigation exercise at Camp Atterbury, Indiana when he collapsed around 12:30 p.m. Friday, according to the Guard.

Stillman, 43, lived in Norton near Akron.

Autopsy results determined the cause of death was a heart attack, according to National Guard spokeswoman Stephanie Beougher.

The soldier, a 19-year-member of the Guard, was an operations officer for the 2nd Battalion, 174th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in McConnellsville. He is survived by a wife and two children.

In recent years, the air defense unit has deployed to Washington, D.C., to safeguard the skies around the nation’s capital.

Additional information was not immediately available.

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