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Utah National Guard chaplain dies while swimming laps in a pool; cause of death under investigation

Cpt. Corey C. Holmgren, a Utah National Guard officer and chaplain, died while swimming laps in the West Jordan pool, the Utah National Guard announced Sunday afternoon. The cause of his death is under investigation.

"Today is a sad day having lost a friend, brother, husband, father, and patriot," said Col. Gerald White, senior chaplain for the Utah National Guard. "May we remember how fragile and precious each day and moment we have is."

Holmgren was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group at Camp Williams in Bluffdale.

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