Here's the AP release on the NC scouter. He was an ASM.
Posted on Wed, Jul. 27, 2005
Scout volunteer, 57, dies of heart attack
By Estes Thompson
The Associated Press
RALEIGH, N.C. - An assistant scoutmaster who followed his grandson into the Boy Scouts was volunteering at his first national Jamboree when he died of a heart attack, his wife said Tuesday.
Albert Puff, 57, of the Stella community, about 75 miles northeast of Wilmington in Carteret County, died at a hospital near the gathering in Bowling Green, Va. A day later, four Scout leaders were killed in an electrical accident while setting up camp at the Jamboree.
Albert Puff went to Fort AP Hill in northern Virginia last week to work as a security dispatcher during the jamboree, said his wife, Gertrud Puff. Their grandson, Matthew, was riding a bus with other scouts to the Jamboree on Sunday when her husband had the attack.
Albert Puff retired last summer after a 22-year career as a production controller at the Naval Aviation Depot at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point in Havelock, she said.
Their grandson started in scouting seven years ago.
"My husband went to all the meetings with him," she said. He was assistant scoutmaster for Troop 61 in Newport.
"This would have been the first national Jamboree that they were going to," Gertrud Puff said. "My grandson had earned the money to go by selling popcorn. My husband had volunteered to go."
Albert Puff is survived by his wife, two children and his grandson.
"Esse Quam Videri"