A Vine Grove man was announced as just the 8th covid-19-related death for the U.S. military.
The Army Reserves announced this week that 1st Sergeant Mike Markins had died last week as a result of covid-19. According to a release, Markins served for 27 year in the military, active duty in the Air Force from 1990-1997, and in the reserves since 2000. He was awarded several oak leaf clusters during his service, including ones for Meritorious Service and Army Achievement. Markins had served in both civilian and military positions on Fort Knox. Markins was just 48 years old.