PENNSVILLE TOWNSHIP, N.J. (CBSNewYork) — Gov. Phil Murphy ordered flags to fly at half-staff Tuesday in honor of a fallen Marine from New Jersey.
Nineteen-year-old Private First Class Dalton Beals died on Friday during a recruit training exercise called “the Crucible.”READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Killed In Double Shooting On Lower East Side, Second Victim In Hospital
Military officials say Beals was undergoing a grueling 54-hour session to finish his training in Parris Island, South Carolina.READ MORE: New York Weather: CBS2’s 10/16 Saturday Morning Forecast
Beals graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School in 2020.MORE NEWS: At Least 1 Dead In Long Island Legionnaires' Disease Outbreak
The cause of death is under investigation.