Malmstrom Air Force Base raises health protection condition to 'Charlie'

GREAT FALLS- Malmstrom Air Force Base and the 341st Missile Wing are mourning after a fellow airman lost his life Tuesday night.

According to Malmstrom, the airman, 1st Class Steven R. Gordon, a defender with the 341st Security Forces Squadron, died Tuesday night as a result of injuries sustained in a motorcycle accident over the weekend.

A release from the Cascade County Sheriff’s Office says Deputies were told Gordon crashed his motorcycle into the jersey barrier around mile marker 246 on I-15 and that he was lying in the road after his accident when he was run over by another vehicle.

Gordon suffered a fractured left femur, internal bleeding and a brain edema. 

Gordon was rushed to the ER for life-saving measures and moved to ICU and placed on life support. Gordon was declared deceased on June 3, 2020, at 12:54 am.

"The loss of any one of our close-knit family affects us all. This is a tremendous loss and will be felt by each and every member of Team Malmstrom,” said Col. Jennifer K. Reeves, 341st Missile Wing Commander. “Our main focus will be to support the family members and provide them with all the services available to work through this difficult time.”

For more information or questions, contact the 341st Missile Wing Public Affairs office at 406-731-4050.

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