Connor J. McGurran Identified As Minnesota Soldier Who Died At Fort Jackson

Conner McGurran

A 19-year-old Minnesota soldier who died Wednesday at a South Carolina Army base has been identified as Pvt. Connor J. McGurran.

The Minnesota Army National Guard says the 19-year-old was found unresponsive following a training exercise on Wednesday morning at Fort Jackson.

According to a press release, McGurran was immediately transported to Providence Hospital after being found unresponsive. Live-saving measures there proved unsuccessful.

McGurran was born in Owatonna. He reported to army basic combat training in October, following training with the Arden Hills recruit program.

A spokesperson wrote that he was “on track to become a Bradly fighting vehicle system maintainer.”

Investigators are now working to find out how he died.

Sen. John Jasinski (R-Faribault) released this statement Thursday afternoon after learning of McGurran’s death:

"I am filled with sorrow today. It is always a horrible feeling losing a brother or sister of the armed forces. As we wait for more information about what happened, I hope Pvt. McGurran’s family knows that all of Minnesota is grieving with them."

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