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Milwaukee Army recruit dies during basic training at Fort Jackson

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New Richmond Wisconsin 127 South Knowles Avenue 54017

Army officials in South Carolina confirm that a recruit from Wisconsin has died while training at Fort Jackson.

Pvt. Jonathan Morales died after a training march early Wednesday.

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Morales had taken part in the road march as he was wrapping up his basic training.

Base officials say the private was taken to a hospital Wednesday night.

Fort Jackson is next to Columbia, S.C. It is the largest training based used by the U.S. Army. Morales was 18 years old. He was from Milwaukee.

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