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** RETRANSMITS TO CORRECT ADVANCE DATE- ADVANCE FOR MONDAY MARCH 10 ** Marine recruit Nicole Kyger patrols with her platoon Feb. 26, 2003 during boot camp on Parris Island, S.C. Nicole, and her husband, Robert Kyger, decided to ditch their ordinary jobs and enlist together for an uncertain future in the U.S. Marine Corps. The couple in their 30s underwent basic training separately at Parris Island with recruits nearly half their age. (AP Photo/Stephen Morton)

A Marine Corps recruit has died at Parris Island. This is the second death this year.


A Marine Corps recruit who was found unconscious in his bed at Parris Island, South Carolina, has died, according to CBS News

The recruit had been assigned to the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion, the Marine Corps Times reports. Base officials said the recruit was found unconscious in his bed Friday evening and was pronounced dead at Beaufort Memorial Hospital. 

The recruit's family has been notified, but his name has not been released. 

The circumstances surrounding the recruit death is under investigation.
Capt. Greg Carroll told The Island Packet

Naval Criminal Investigative Service spokesman Ed Buice told The Island Packet that so far there are no signs of foul play. 

This incident comes just months after another recruit died at Parris Island. 

In that instance, the recruit was identified as Raheel Siddiqui and the Marines claim he committed suicide. 

Siddiqui's family disputed that conclusion, saying there was no evidence that the recruit killed himself. The recruit was allegedly hazed and called a terrorist because he was of Pakistani descent. 

Siddiqui's death led to investigations into 20 officers and enlisted leaders, according to CBS News. 

In yet another instance, a drill sergeant accused of previously assaulting Siddiqui allegedly ordered another Muslim recruit into an industrial dryer. 

The recruit reportedly told investigators that the drill sergeant closed the dryer and ran it for about 30 seconds after he denied being a terrorist. 

The death of this recruit is the third major incident to occur on Parris Island in just a few months, according to the Island Packet. 

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