Ft. Benning soldier collapses, dies

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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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rmajor
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rmajor 09/07/12 - 11:29 am
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Wierd....

A 2 mile run? That's nothing. I hope there is a follow up to this story because collapsing and not regaining consciousness during a 2 mile run doesn't even make sense????

Grimzine
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Grimzine 09/07/12 - 12:50 pm
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Agreed...

I agree this is in fact weird, but there are several medical reasons this could happen. I hope they are able to determine the cause of the collapse and use it as a tool to prevent future death's during basic. My prayers are with the soldier's family.

Karen Slater-McDaniel
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Karen Slater-McDaniel 09/07/12 - 01:41 pm
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Prayers to the family ...

Our son graduated from BCT in Benning on July 3rd. It was blistering hot and the poor guys were dropping like flies. Those guys stood out there in full dress for six hours prior to graduation.

They also had a fellow soldier pass out during their training and have to be resuscitated due to dehydration.

All it takes is heat (especially for people not from Georgia and not accustomed to our weather) and lack of proper hydration for someones electrolytes to whack out and down you go.

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rmwhitley 09/07/12 - 05:54 pm
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sorry for the family but this is an ALL VOLUNTEER army.

Ruckus
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Ruckus 09/08/12 - 04:47 am
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Heat in Ga

They should have some guide lines set aside for hydration there. My prayers go out to the soilder and his family. I would like to see a follow up also on this story. The weather is in Iraq or Afghanistan is even worse it can reach 130 -135 daily.

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