FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A general with the Army Reserve has died after collapsing during physical fitness training at Fort Bragg.

The U.S. Army Reserve Command said Maj. Gen. Francisco A. Espaillat, 56, of New York City, was rushed to an Army hospital on Friday and pronounced dead, according to The Fayetteville Observer (http://bit.ly/2ommxef).

Espaillat had recently been chosen to be next chief of staff for the U.S. Army Reserve Command.

Lt. Gen. Charles D. Luckey, commanding general of Army Reserve Command and Chief of the Army Reserve, issued a statement offering his condolences on Sunday.

Luckey called Espaillat a “jewel who will never be forgotten.”

Espaillat joined the Army in June 1982.

Follow @CBSBaltimore on Twitter and like WJZ-TV | CBS Baltimore on Facebook

(© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)


Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

More From CBS Baltimore

Track Weather On The Go With Our App!
CBS All Access

Watch & Listen LIVE