St. Louis Naval Officer Collapses And Dies On Training Course

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A native St. Louis Naval Officer has died while participating in a supervised physical training course exercise.  Navy Lt. Thomas C. Fouke, was 28 years old when he collapsed and died on the Joint Amphibious Base Little Creek-Fort Story training course, in Virginia Tuesday, January 17th. Fouke’s was treated on scene by naval medics and rushed to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead at 3:30 P.M. Fouke’s death is under investigation by the U.S. Navy.

Fouke’s was attached to the Naval Special Warfare Unit, which is responsible for the training of Naval Special Warfare Command and United States Special Operations.

Lt. Fouke was commissioned in the U.S. Nay in May 2006, after graduating from the University of Florida and was serving as a Navy Information Warfare Officer. He was the recipient of the Navy’s Air Medal (2nd Strike/Flight Award), the Joint Service Commendation Medal, the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, and Navy Marksmanship Medals for both rifle and pistol.

Fouke is survived by his mother, father and a brother.