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Marines Suspended Pending Death Investigation

The U.S. Marine Corps has issued more suspensions following the death of a recruit at Parris Island.

A videotape from a Columbia, South Carolina television station shows four Marines watching a drill instructor grab 19 year old Jason Tharp by his shirt and strike him. Tharp died the next day during water survival training.

A Parris Island spokesman says not reporting the incident violates Marine Corps regulations. The drill instructor and the four witnesses are suspended pending further investigation.

Reported by: Leslie Stein,



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