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NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. — A member of the New Mexico National Guard has died while taking part in a marksmanship competition in Arkansas.

Arkansas National Guard Lt. Col. Joel Lynch says 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Ryan Faraone collapsed Thursday afternoon after running approximately 200 yards at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Lynch told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette that Faraone was taken to a Little Rock hospital where he later died.

Camp Robinson hosted the competition and the 24th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting from April 22 through Friday. There were 84, four-man teams from 46 states and territories and six allied nations competing.


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