by Mindy Aguon
Guam - Adjutant General Benny Paulino issued a statement today relative to Tuesday's shooting at the Barrigada Readiness Center. As we reported an active duty soldier shot himself in the head outside the headquarters building.
The statement reads: The soldier passed away at Naval Hospital on Tuesday night. The incident on Tuesday morning at our Barrigada Readiness Center involving the death of one of our Soldiers is both a tragic and a painful event for the entire Guam National Guard family. Our hearts go out to the family of our Soldier. The Guam Guard's full resources have been made available to the Soldier's family.
I have directed our key leaders to initiate all our protocols to ensure that every Soldier, Airman, civilian and dependent in our Guam Guard family is afforded whatever is necessary to help them get beyond this tragedy. Please know that the Guam National Guard leadership is focused on continually providing the training and resources to strengthen Soldier, Airman and family resiliency, which is critical to maintaining comprehensive Soldier and family fitness.