Sgt. 1st Class Anthony L. Woodham
  • 37 years old
  • Date of birth: Sep 22, 1970
  • Date of passing: Jul 5, 2008
Let the memory of Sgt. 1st Class Anthony be with us forever

37, of Rogers, Ark.; assigned to the 39th Brigade Support Battalion, 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Arkansas Army National Guard, Heber Springs, Ark.; died July 5 of injuries sustained in a non-combat incident at Camp Adder, Tallil, Iraq.

Army: Rogers soldier likely had heart attack

The Associated Press

ROGERS, Ark. — A preliminary military investigation says a 37-year-old National Guardsman from Arkansas suffered cardiac arrest when he died in Iraq over the weekend.

Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Woodham died suddenly in a non-combat incident on Saturday at Camp Adder in Tallil, Iraq. Woodham, a member of the Arkansas National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade, died while doing maintenance work on a Humvee.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reported Wednesday that military doctors said Woodham’s cause of death was cardiac arrest, but that an autopsy was to be conducted soon.

The Arkansas National Guard initially said in a statement that Woodham died after touching an electrified piece of metal, but investigators say they found no sign of electrocution.

“We followed the medical documentation in our reports,” Capt. Anthony Rushing said. “I couldn’t say how this happened. That electrocution claim was something said by someone in the rush of the moment.”

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