18-year-old soldier from central North Carolina dies at Fort Jackson

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FORT JACKSON, S.C. — An 18-year-old Army soldier from Fayetteville, N.C., died at Fort Jackson in South Carolina after experiencing a medical emergency Friday night, according to a statement from Brig. Gen. Milford Beagle Jr.

After notifying next of kin, Fort Jackson reported that the soldier was Pvt. Andrew McLean.

“The Army and Fort Jackson grieve this loss deeply but not as sharply as our soldier’s closest friends and family,” Beagle said.

The Army plans to investigate the events leading to the teenager’s death.

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