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Fort Benning soldier dies after road march

A Fort Benning soldier died early today at St. Francis Hospital in Columbus after he was stricken during a ruck march on the post, authorities said.

The 20-year-old soldier was pronounced dead at 12:37 a.m. in the emergency room at the hospital, Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan said. The soldier’s name was not available because the Army hasn’t released any details of the death.

Bryan said the soldier was on a ruck march when he became ill. He was first taken to Martin Army Community Hospital where he was revived and later transferred to the hospital in Columbus.

Bryan said the death will be investigated by officials on post.

No other details were available late Saturday.

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