“I guess this is my attempt at some closure and to let everyone know, sometimes this happens with no warning…”
A young airman found dead from an apparent suicide after stationed at Joint Base Andrews in Maryland. He found dead in his home in Alexandria, Virginia on Saturday Night.
He Died Because he Commits Suicide
According to his family, the Senior Airman XinHua Mesenburg reporedly died from what appears to be a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Masenburg’s father, Mitch, revealed in an emotional Facebook post that his 25-year-old son sent an image of a handwritten note to his parents the night of his passing:
“I hope that all of you remember me fondly, I hope all of you will live a long and happy life. As I fade from your memories, please know this was nobody’s fault. The stress life has given me, finally broke my will to live.” XM Mesenburg.
Mitch and his wife, Shannon, prompted by the said message to immediately call 911. They tried to call their son repeatedly but they were unable to reach him.
Mitch noted in the post that his son “had an infectious laugh and fun disposition,”and enjoyed playing games.
“When he hugged you, he would not let go until you did first,” Mitch wrote.
Mesenburg joined the Air Force in March 2014, he served as a response force leader assigned to the 11th Security Forces Squadron. Then he was stationed at Andrews in November 2014.
He Originally from China
He originally from China and was adopted and brought to the United States when he was 8 years old. While he didn’t speak any English, they eventually found a way to teach him at home.
There were times we sat in the driveway … I would point to a tree, he would write the Chinese characters for it in chalk on the driveway,” wrote Mitch.
“At one point the driveway was full of Chinese characters describing all the beauty that surrounded us.”
According to Mitch, XinHua developed an affinity for reading books as soon as he learned English. XinHua, who read five to 10 books a week, was also a talented tennis player.
Mitch revealed that his son had spoken about making a career out of the military soon after his recent deployment to Qatar. He said his son loved the Air Force and was hoping to enter the intelligence career field in the future.