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: Police Searching For Driver After Man Seriously Hurt In Queens Hit-And-Run
Military officials say Beals was undergoing a grueling 54-hour session to finish his training in Parris Island, South Carolina.READ MORE: G-7 Leaders Call For New Investigation Into COVID-19's Origins
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The cause of death is under investigation.