Marine Corps Identifies Recruit Who Died at Parris Island
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.
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