COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) – U.S. Army officials in South Carolina confirm a 19-year-old soldier has been found dead at Fort Jackson. Base spokesperson Leslie Ann Sully said in a statement that the Army National Guard soldier was found unresponsive at a field location Wednesday morning.
The soldier’s unit took life saving measures while contacting emergency medical services but he couldn’t be saved. The man was pronounced dead at a hospital. Officials confirmed the soldier was from Minnesota.
He hasn’t been identified pending notification of family members. Sully said an investigation into the cause of death is being conducted.