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Marine Corps Identifies Recruit Who Died at Parris Island

A staff sergeant processes Marine recruits as they arrive through the early morning hours at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot on June 22, 2004 in Parris Island, South Carolina. (Getty Images)
A staff sergeant processes Marine recruits as they arrive through the early morning hours at the United States Marine Corps Recruit Depot on June 22, 2004 in Parris Island, South Carolina. (Getty Images)

Officials have identified the recruit who died Friday at Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island, South Carolina

Raheel Siddiqui, of Taylor, Michigan, was pronounced dead on March 18, Parris Island spokeman Capt. Gregory Carroll said. He had arrived at the location on March 7 and was subsequently assigned to Recruit Training Regiment.

The circumstances of Siddiqui's death weren't released. The incident remains under investigation by Naval Criminal Investigative Service, which is working with military authorities at Parris Island, Carroll said.

"Our most sincere and deepest condolences go out to the family and friends of Siddiqui," he said. "The Marine Corps is in contact with the family to ensure they receive our support."

About 17,000 Marine recruits come to Parris Island every year for the legendarily difficult Marine Corps boot camp.

--Hope Hodge Seck can be reached at hope.seck@military.com. Follow her on Twitter at @HopeSeck.

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