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Recruit found dead at Ft. Jackson identified as Kewaskum native

Photo of the main gate at Fort Jackson, S.C. courtesy of U.S. Army
Photo of the main gate at Fort Jackson, S.C. courtesy of U.S. Army(WTVY News 4)
Published: Sep. 13, 2020 at 1:08 PM CDT|Updated: Sep. 14, 2020 at 5:50 AM CDT
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COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) - A basic combat training soldier from Kewaskum, Wisconsin, was found dead in his barracks at a South Carolina military base.

Officials at Fort Jackson in Columbia said 29-year-old Private Michael Wise was found on Saturday morning.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports he attended Kewaskum High School and leaves behind a pregnant wife and 2-year-old daughter.

The cause of Wise’s death is under investigation. Officials said that it was not related to COVID-19 or to an active field training exercise.

Kewaskum is 20 miles south of Fond du Lac.

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