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Recruit from Wisconsin found dead in Fort Jackson barracks

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Posted at 1:08 PM, Sep 13, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-13 14:08:22-04

WISCONSIN — A basic combat training soldier has been found dead in his barracks at a South Carolina military base.

Officials at Fort Jackson in Columbia said that the 29-year-old recruit from Wisconsin was found on Saturday morning.

The exact cause of death is under investigation.

Officials said that it was not related to COVID-19 or to an active field training exercise.

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