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Soldier dies after track run


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POSTED: Friday, February 27, 2009

A 46-year-old Army reservist died Tuesday morning after exercising at Fort Shafter Flats track.

Sgt. 1st Class Scott Herbert Lape, who in civilian life worked as a sports specialist at the Honolulu Federal Detention Center, fell to the ground after completing a two-lap run around the track with two other soldiers. The two soldiers administered cardiopulmonary resuscitation until paramedics arrived. He was taken to Tripler Army Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead.

Although the Army is investigating the soldier's death, no foul play is suspected, an Army spokeswoman said.

Lape was fulfilling his active-duty annual training requirement when he died. He was a senior instructor at the 4960th Multi-Functional Training Brigade and had only joined the Army Reserve in November.

Lape had served in the Army from 1983 to 1998 and was a veteran of Desert Storm and Desert Shield. During his active-duty military career he also was a drill sergeant and a first sergeant.

He is survived by a daughter who lives in Georgia.

Funeral services are pending.