A 19-year-old Minnesota Army National Guard soldier died Wednesday during basic training at Fort Jackson, South Carolina.
Pvt. Connor J. McGurran was found unresponsive during morning wake up in the field on Wednesday, according to WLTX-19. Instructor cadre tried to perform life-saving procedures before he was transported to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead, according to an Army press release.
Lt. Col. Eduardo Suarez, Minnesota National Guard, Recruiting and Retention Commander, called McGurran's death a "tragic loss" for the Guard.
"I extend my deepest sympathies and prayers to the family and loved ones of Pvt. Connor McGurran," Suarez said. "He was a soldier with a promising future in our organization. We will provide every comfort to his family and the Recruiting and Retention Battalion, who are devastated by his untimely death."
McGurran enlisted in the Guard in September 2019 after getting his GED in the fall. He started basic training at Fort Jackson in October, and was on track to become a Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer.
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GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it was no longer bound by commitments to halt nuclear and missile testing, blaming the United States' failure to meet a year-end deadline for nuclear talks and "brutal and inhumane" U.S. sanctions.
North Korean leader Kim Jong Un set an end-December deadline for denuclearization talks with the United States and White House national security adviser Robert O'Brien said at the time the United States had opened channels of communication.
O'Brien said then he hoped Kim would follow through on denuclearization commitments he made at summits with U.S. President Donald Trump.