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Owatonna native identified as soldier found dead at Fort Jackson

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.

Private Connor J. McGurran

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.

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