30 May '18, 7pm

Retiring Army General Dies While on Leave, Officials Say

A U.S. Army general died while on leave in South Carolina on Sunday, and officials say his death is being investigated. Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister was on transition leave in Lake Murray when he died, according to a news release from Shaw Air Force Base , where Bannister was assigned. His cause of death is under investigation, according to Shaw officials. Messages left with the Lexington County Coroner's Office were not answered Tuesday. The 34-year veteran of the U.S. Army was working as a special projects officer for the Chief of Staff of the Army as he awaited retirement in the Midlands area, Shaw officials reported. "Our thoughts and prayers are with Maj. Gen. Bannister's family. Our top priority is ensuring the family has all the local support and resources they need during this emotionally difficult time," said Lt. Gen. Michael Garrett, the commanding general for ...

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