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03-15-2009, 17:51
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Mark M. Maierson
POSTED: 12:07 pm MDT March 15, 2009

Littleton Soldier Dies While Training In Fla.
Army To Investigate Death

DENVER -- A 27-year-old Army soldier from Littleton died during a training exercise in Key West Florida, the military said.

Staff Sgt. Mark M. Maierson died during training at the Army's Special Forces Underwater Operations School on Friday.

Maierson was training in the school's pool when he lost consciousness. He was taken to a local hospital and later died, the Army said.

He joined the Army in 2003. Maierson’s military education included numerous Special Forces training courses. His awards included the Bronze Star and a National Defense Service Medal.

His parents live in Littleton.

The Army has begun an investigation of the incident.


03-15-2009, 17:59
I am so sorry to read this. He and his family are in my prayers.

03-15-2009, 18:03
RIP SSG Maierson,
Vaya con Dios

Marvin Blank
03-15-2009, 18:38
Fuck...Just, Fuck.

Mark went through language school with me. Great Guy. Just an all around good soldier and good person. Fuck.

I'm really surprised this happened. I was in the last dive school class, and they always have a Doc on the pool dek, with an ambulance, whenever we are doing breath holding stuff.


03-15-2009, 18:41

Blitzzz (RIP)
03-15-2009, 19:41
When I was at key West "shallow Water Black out was always a concern. While it does happen in the pool we had always been lucky, but this is a tragedy.
A great Promise lost. RIP
Brother Blitzzz

03-15-2009, 21:42

03-15-2009, 21:51

PRESS RELEASE: Special Forces Soldier dies in training accident

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Mar. 15, 2009) – Staff Sgt. Mark M.

Maierson, 27, died during training at the Army’s Special Forces Underwater Operations School in Key West, Fla., Friday.

While conducting training in the school’s pool, the Soldier lost consciousness. Medical personnel- present during the training- provided immediate treatment and transported the Soldier to the Lower Keys Medical Center, Key West, where he was later pronounced dead.

Maierson, a native of Littleton, Colo., was born Dec. 13, 1981. He volunteered for military service and entered the Army in September 2003 as a Special Forces Trainee. After basic and advanced individual training at Fort Benning, Ga., Maierson was assigned to the John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School. He began the Special Forces Qualification Course in 2007, and he earned the coveted “Green Beret” in April 2008. He was then assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne), here, as a Special Forces engineer sergeant.

Maierson’s military education includes the Special Forces Qualification Course, Basic Non-Commissioned Officer’s Course, Warrior Leader’s Course, Survival Evasion Resistance and Escape Course, and the Basic Airborne Course.

His awards and decorations include the Bronze Star Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal with campaign star, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Non-Commissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon with “2” numeral, Army Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, Combat Infantryman Badge, Parachutist Badge, and the Special Forces Tab.

Staff Sgt. Maierson is survived by his mother Rose, and Father, Mark Maierson, of Littleton, Colo.

The Army has begun an investigation of the incident.
For further information, media should contact the Special Forces Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-432-4587 or after duty hours at 910-689-6187.


03-15-2009, 22:56
RIP SSG Maierson

03-16-2009, 06:07
Rest in Peace Brother....

03-16-2009, 06:24
Rest in Peace

Goggles Pizano
03-16-2009, 06:31
In pace requiescat SSG Maierson.

03-16-2009, 08:38
My prayers are with the family......

Rest In Peace Warrior

03-16-2009, 09:04
Rest easy, brother.

03-16-2009, 09:19
Freaky - maybe due to some pre-existing and undiagnosed condition. :confused:

Blue skies, gentle breezes, and soft landings at that big A-Camp in the sky, Mark! :(

Red Flag 1
03-16-2009, 09:39
Rest In Peace SSG Maierson!

Prayers out!

03-16-2009, 09:52
Staff Sergeant Maierson has been called away. He has gone to prepare the camp, till his team is whole again one day.

R.I.P Staff Sergeant

03-16-2009, 10:51
RIP. Prayers for his family.

03-16-2009, 11:49
RIP, Warrior....................:(


03-16-2009, 11:57
Rest In Peace. Our prayers are with your family.

03-16-2009, 12:10
Rest in Peace!.

03-16-2009, 12:14
RIP, warrior.

03-16-2009, 12:22
RIP, Warrior.

03-17-2009, 02:09
Rest in Peace, brother.

The Reaper
03-17-2009, 07:22
RIP, hermano.


03-18-2009, 00:12
Damnit! We were just on the bird home together laughing and joking about Afghanistan a couple of months ago...And it seems like just a few weeks ago I was telling him I was going to steal his new acura in the 3rd BN parking lot....you will be missed brother! My prays go out to his family and his team. UNREAL!

03-19-2009, 15:49
RIP Brother

03-19-2009, 22:14
Rest in peace. Prayers out to family and friends.

03-27-2009, 14:02
Rest in Peace . . . prayers go out to the family and friends

03-27-2009, 14:05
Rest In Peace SSG Maierson. Thank you for you service. My prayers to family and friends.

03-31-2009, 15:06

Still haven't heard anything about final cause of death. If anyone hears anything please post.

08-06-2009, 10:39
He was a great guy. Always willing to help with anything and a great friend. We'll miss you brother.

Prayers with his family, friends and team.