Officials identify soldier that died after combat training at Fort Jackson

Soldier attending basic training at Fort Jackson dies at hospital



FORT JACKSON, S.C. (WOLO) – Fort Jackson officials have identified a soldier died on Tuesday after attending basic combat training.

Authorities say Private Angel Cortes, 29, was a Connecticut Army National Guard soldier.

According to investigators, Cortes suffered a medical emergency during training while doing a non-strenuous activity.

Fort Jackson medical officials say they took him to an off-post hospital, where he was pronounced dead before 9:30 p.m.

Fort Jackson Commander Brigadier General Milford Beagle, Jr. says, “Our deepest sympathies go out to the families, friends and teammates of this soldier.”

The cause of his death remains under investigation.

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