Owatonna native identified as soldier found dead at Fort Jackson
January 11, 2020 3:03AM CST
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — U.S. Army officials in South Carolina confirm a 19-year-old soldier from Minnesota has been found dead at Fort Jackson.
A base spokesperson says the Army National Guard soldier was found unresponsive at a field location Wednesday morning. The soldier’s unit took life-saving measures while contacting emergency medical services but he couldn’t be saved.
The man was pronounced dead at a hospital.
The Minnesota National Guard identifies the soldier as Pvt. Connor J. McGurran, a native of Owatonna, Minnesota, who enlisted in the Guard in September. An investigation into the cause of death is being conducted.