U.S. Army Europe Soldier dies of natural causes

Nov. 21, 2012

By U.S. Army Europe Public Affairs

WIESBADEN, Germany –U.S. Army Europe officials have released the name of Sgt. Zanishia N. Usher, a Soldier who died in her sleep of natural causes Aug. 20. She is survived by her husband, Gerrit C. Gober, her mother, Rita C. Usher and her father, Douglas L. Usher.

Usher, 27, whose home of record was Norfolk, Va., enlisted into the U.S. Army Reserve at Fort Lee, Va. in July 2003. At the time of her death, she was assigned to the 66th Military Intelligence Brigade with duty in the United Kingdom.

Usher’s awards and decorations include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development Ribbon, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon and the Overseas Service Ribbon.

This delay of this announcement was due to an administrative oversight.

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