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: Funeral Held For NYPD Det. Jason Rivera, 22-Year-Old Killed In Line Of Duty In Harlem
Military officials say Beals was undergoing a grueling 54-hour session to finish his training in Parris Island, South Carolina.READ MORE: New Yorkers Bracing For Nor'easter On Track To Bring Significant Snowfall
Beals graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School in 2020.MORE NEWS: State Of Emergency Declared In New Jersey Ahead Of Nor'easter
The cause of death is under investigation.