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Trainee dies on post

The Army is investigating the death of a 39-year-old basic trainee who died early Sunday after collapsing during a Friday morning road march at Fort Benning.

Pvt. Steven C. Partida of Houston was in his fourth week of basic training.

His training company had completed three kilometers of an eight kilometer (almost five miles) road march early Friday morning when he collapsed. Immediate first aid measures were applied and he was transported to Winder Medical Clinic and then to Martin Army Community Hospital. He was subsequently flown to Fort Gordon’s Eisenhower Hospital Friday afternoon where he was to die.

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