UPDATE: Fort Sill employee found dead identified

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UPDATE: Tuesday, May 18, 2021 at 3 p.m.

Fort Sill has released the identified an employee found dead at his RV location on May 13.

75-year-old Dana Whitcomb has been identified and the cause of his death has not been determined at this time according to a release.

Whitcomb was found after Sill police conducted a welfare check and found him unresponsive.

He was later pronounced dead by Reynolds Army Health Clinic.

“My heart breaks for his family and the Fort Sill Family and MWR team over this unexpected loss,” Fort Sill Garrison Commander Col. Rhett Taylor said in a statement.

Whitcomb was a longtime employee with FMWR and worked at the Country Store at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area.

“He was a loyal employee for 15 years. Everyone knew him. His greatest companion was his dog, Gunner, and he will be greatly missed by everyone,” FMWR Community Recreation officer Tenille Russell said in a statement.


FORT SILL (KFDX/KJTL) — A Fort Sill civilian employee was found dead Tuesday.

Military police served a welfare check at the employee’s RV at Lake Elmer Thomas Recreation Area RV Park.

Reynolds Army Health Clinic emergency responders were called and determined the person was dead when they arrived.

The cause of death is under investigation.

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