KADENA AIR BASE, Okinawa — An airman collapsed in his home Saturday night and was later pronounced dead at the U.S. Naval Hospital on Camp Lester.

Tech. Sgt. Bradley L. Maneval, 36, assigned to the 18th Communications Squadron, died about 11 p.m., according to an 18th Wing public affairs spokesman. His wife had found him lying on the floor unconscious and he is believed to have died on the way to the hospital.

The cause of death is under investigation.

“Our hearts and prayers go out to this airman’s family and loved ones,” said Col. Jeff Kennedy, 18th Wing commander. “Such a loss deeply affects us all.”

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