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09/09/06

Marine Recruit Dies

Investigators at the Marine Corps Training Depot on Parris Island are trying to find out what caused a Marine recruit to die on Saturday morning. The recruit was pronounced dead on the way to the Naval Hospital in Beaufort after taking part in the initial strength test.

The test is designed to assess if a recruit is ready to take part in basic training. Each recruit has to complete 40 crunches, two pull-ups and a one and a half mile run in 13 minutes to pass.

The Marine Corps is not releasing the recruit's name until the next of kin is notified.  

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