Ft. Benning soldier collapses, dies

COLUMBUS, Ga. -- A Fort Benning soldier in basic training died two days after losing consciousness during a physical fitness test, a public affairs spokeswoman said.

The name of the soldier wasn’t released, pending the notification of his family, Monica Manganaro, a public affairs spokeswoman, told the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer.

While on a Tuesday two-mile run, the soldier collapsed. Military personnel in the area immediately began assisting the stricken soldier who was taken to St. Francis Hospital in Columbus where he never regained consciousness.



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