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USAFA Cadet dies following a fall at the Academy


U.S. AIR FORCE ACADEMY, Colo. (KRDO) -- The United States Air Force Academy confirmed a Cadet has died following an accident during personal recreation.

According to the USAFA, Cadet 4th Class Ryong Adams was hospitalized on April 23 with severe injuries sustained in a fall on the Academy during personal recreation.

Wednesday, Brig. Gen. Paul Moga, the Commandant of Cadets, announced Adams had succumbed to his injuries and passed away on May 3.

We are heartbroken by the loss of Cadet 4th Class Ryong Adams. Ryong was a dedicated cadet and served our nation as an enlisted Airman before his arrival at our Preparatory School. He worked hard to join the cadet wing, and he will be dearly missed. Our thoughts are with Ryong’s family and all of the lives he touched at USAFA and in the Air Force.

U.S. Air Force Academy Superintendent Lt. Gen. Richard Clark
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