19-year-old Fort Jackson soldier dies after getting pneumonia

FORT JACKSON, SC (WIS) - A Fort Jackson spokesperson said one of its soldiers died Sunday at a Columbia hospital from complications that were brought on by pneumonia.

She said the 19-year-old was in his fifth week of Basic Combat Training when he was admitted to Fort Jackson's Moncrief Army Community Hospital.

The soldier was later transported to Providence Main Hospital before ending up at Palmetto Richland Hospital. The spokesperson said his condition remained serious before he passed away early Sunday morning. She did say family was with him.

The young man's name, military unit, and hometown are not being released at this time.

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