A 21-year-old Marine died on a South Carolina military base last week during a training physical fitness test for boot camp.
Private First Class Noah Evans died April 18 while aboard the Marine Corps at Barrys Island Recruit Depot, an 8,095-acre military base.
It is unclear how the soldier died and what activity he was involved in beforehand. Officials also did not say if Evans had any pre-existing medical conditions.
USMC officials said in news that his death is now under investigation launch.
Evans, who was from Decatur, Georgia, was assigned to Mike’s Company, 3rd Recruit Training Battalion.
His death is the fourth on base in the past two years and the tenth since 2000.
The Marines released a statement expressing their “deepest condolences to Noah’s family, the Marines, and Mike’s employees.”
Private Noah Evans, 21, died April 18 while taking a Marine Corps aboard physical fitness test at Barrys Island Recruit Depot, an 8,095-acre site.
Photographs of young marines on Parris Island, South Carolina
Evans’ aunt wrote of her late nephew on Facebook that his “character could burn a room”.
I still want to believe that this is a dream. I’ve been looking through all the posts and saying it just can’t be.
A celebration of the young soldier’s life will be held with a visit to the family home in Ellenwood, Georgia throughout the week.
On Friday, there will be a watch and wake at the funeral of Gregory P.
His death comes two years after 19-year-old Private Dalton Beals of Pennsville, New Jersey, died of hyperthermia in June 2021, according to multiple reports.
Bells was part of Echo Company, Platoon 2040, on Parris Island.
The young soldier was completing the last challenge for the recruits, Known as The Crucible, the final leg of a rigorous 54-hour training that tests the physical strength, skills, and values of Marines, takes place on Parris Island, Marine Corps officials said at the time.
According to the Beaufort Gazette The exercise involves a A 48-mile, 54-hour trek with 45 pounds of gear, 36 stops, and problem-solving exercises with four to six hours of sleep and limited food.
The Crucible ends up a nine-mile hike with recruits getting only a “limited amount of food and sleep,” according to its website.
The day Bills died, the Gazette said, the temperature at the base was in the 90s.
Two Marine recruits take part in a climbing activity during boot camp at the Marine Corp Recruit warehouse in Parris Island, South Carolina in this undated photo
Seven Marine recruits are pictured climbing ropes during boot camp training at a Marine Corp Recruit warehouse in Parris Island, South Carolina in this undated photo
Recruits of the US Marine Corps are pictured at a graduation ceremony on Paris Island, South Carolina
According to an investigative report obtained by the Island Packet and the Beaufort Gazette, there are policies in place when temperatures rise that require young recruits to change out of uniform and gear.
Bills’ training instructor, Sgt. However, it is alleged that Stephen Smiley only deliberately intensified the training.
The report alleged that Beals’ fellow recruits described being discouraged from seeking medical assistance and being ridiculed if they did.
Smiley was later charged with negligent homicide over Beals’ death in November 2022.
On September 29, 2021, you will be 26 years old Brandon Barnishof Evans, Georgia, was found dead at a training depot, according to the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette.
In the same month, another recruit, Private Anthony Muñoz, 21, of Lawrence, Massachusetts, died after falling from a balcony in what was considered an “apparent suicide,” MCRD Parris Island officials previously told the Island Packet and Beaufort Gazette.