3rd recruit dies during basic at Fort...

3rd recruit dies during basic at Fort Jackson basic training

There are 362 comments on the Stars and Stripes story from Oct 28, 2008, titled 3rd recruit dies during basic at Fort Jackson basic training. In it, Stars and Stripes reports that:

A third soldier in about a month has died during basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C. Pvt.

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Redwolf

Los Angeles, CA

#349 Dec 15, 2011
I was in basic and was one of those who were medically discharged. I'm not fucking soft. Not have I ever been. My family hates the military so I didn't do it for family. I did it for me. Those who bash on this can go to hell. I respected my drill sgts and the only people who actually fail are the people who don't try. If you thought it was hat its only because you had an easy life before it. I loved the army life.
Redwolf

Los Angeles, CA

#350 Dec 15, 2011
Redwolf wrote:
I was in basic and was one of those who were medically discharged. I'm not fucking soft. Not have I ever been. My family hates the military so I didn't do it for family. I did it for me. Those who bash on this can go to hell. I respected my drill sgts and the only people who actually fail are the people who don't try. If you thought it was hat its only because you had an easy life before it. I loved the army life.
I realize that my spelling sucks and I blame auto correct. Point is. Not everyone is made for the army. But many of them get in. It isn't what it used to be but it can still be tough. I enjoyed it so I found it easy. I may have broken my hip but I am going to go back. Support your kid of they're there cuz that support will help a lot. Even in the car away countries. Support them and help them through it.
red

Evans, GA

#351 Dec 23, 2011
um i did basic 2 summers ago at ft jackson, im 6ft 150lbs went in and came out the same physically. basic training is not hard what so ever, it sounds messed up yes but these kids had to of passed cause they never spoke up about not feeling well. my cycle had ppl stay at the doctors every time we did pt and graduate so its not the militarys fault at all they have so pussified training nowadays.
blue jane

Buffalo, NY

#352 Jan 4, 2012
My boyfriend just left for training at fort jackson. Im just curious about a couple things
1- after he graduates will he have the chance to come home for a few days or will he go straight to his next training?
2- how often will he get to write letters and whats the usual wait time til they get here
3- whats going to be the hardest thing that he will face in basic?
If anyone could help answer these it would be much appreciated! Thanks

“Uzi Does It”

Since: Nov 08

UZILAND

#353 Jan 4, 2012
"My drill instructor told me that if I didn't jump out of that plane, he was going to fk me up the @$$!"

"Did you jump?"

"A little bit at first."
Samuel Dave

Columbia, SC

#354 Feb 15, 2012
Hearing three died in such a short time is surprising, but no need to blame the military. My mom's BCT at Fort Jackson was Hell, and hopefully mine will be as well! BCT is meant to push you, and you should be willing to put your life on the line when you enlist. In six days I'll be swearing the oath, and you bet I'll be miserable this Summer, but I'll come out a better soldier. Based off everything I have heard, BCT has gotten soft since my parents went through, but kids these days are out of shape, so I guess it's plausible to say they ran to death or something. Personally, I'm a martial artist, and have some of the highest physical scores my JROTC class has seen, but that's no reason to chill before goin to Fort Jackson this Summer. If you don't train for months before leaving, then why are you even going? No need for half effort slackers in the military.
Yo mama

Dayton, OH

#355 Feb 16, 2012
drake wrote:
<quoted text> Huh? That is why they call it the military. What rock did you crawl from under? I am in the Army Reserves and have been for 27 years. I reviewed two to the deaths which two of the three kids were fat, unlike the kids from the 70's-80's era. There death played a role in there being over weight. This should be a lesson for parents to get thre kids in some sort of physcial fitness program since schools have failed to do it.
Second, the military is the military. If your son or daughter is capture what do you think will happen to them? The job of the military is the build them up mentally and physically. If you are so worried about your child maybe you shouldn't of signed the papers for them to join.
I know this post is old but damn, There death played a role in their obesity? they never stood a chance. LOL. Your dead...and now ur probably gonna be a fat ass too.
cat1

Sycamore, GA

#356 Apr 11, 2012
my son is at fort jackson right now for basic training.he is with the national guard.i hope and pray he will be alright.i have not heard from him since he headed to the base.i'm hoping this is normal and that he is ok.all ican do for right now is trust that he is
blue jane

Flat Rock, NC

#357 Apr 12, 2012
My boyfriend was last cycle! I had maybe 4 phone calls the whole 10 weeks! At times its had to not worry about how they are just go with no news is good news!(:
Soju

Korea

#358 Apr 19, 2012
Yo mama wrote:
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I know this post is old but damn, There death played a role in their obesity? they never stood a chance. LOL. Your dead...and now ur probably gonna be a fat ass too.
Spoken like a true idiot!
k

Herndon, VA

#359 Apr 29, 2012
drake wrote:
<quoted text>Huh? That is why they call it the military. What rock did you crawl from under? I am in the Army Reserves and have been for 27 years. I reviewed two to the deaths which two of the three kids were fat, unlike the kids from the 70's-80's era. There death played a role in there being over weight. This should be a lesson for parents to get thre kids in some sort of physcial fitness program since schools have failed to do it.

Second, the military is the military. If your son or daughter is capture what do you think will happen to them? The job of the military is the build them up mentally and physically. If you are so worried about your child maybe you shouldn't of signed the papers for them to join.
Funny. The death investigation said nothing about being over weight.
Car

Herndon, VA

#360 Apr 29, 2012
drake wrote:
<quoted text>Huh? So you have to join the Army to do that?? I guess when guys like you live in a trailer home joining the Army is all you have. Let me give you some adivce, first get an education second, stop sleeping with your mother.
Sound advice. However if these people had other options, they would not have joined the military. For most the only other choice is jail. Lol
Car

Herndon, VA

#361 Apr 29, 2012
Redwolf wrote:
I was in basic and was one of those who were medically discharged. I'm not fucking soft. Not have I ever been. My family hates the military so I didn't do it for family. I did it for me. Those who bash on this can go to hell. I respected my drill sgts and the only people who actually fail are the people who don't try. If you thought it was hat its only because you had an easy life before it. I loved the army life.
Most people with few options in life feel this way
cori

Arnold, MO

#362 May 21, 2012
my boyfriend is on the plane to fort jackson right now. he is thin, fit, a great runner. but he lived in missouri his whole life. i grew up in georgia. he doesnt know southern heat. its gonna be a shock. but thats the military. he expects it. what do you think its like in Iraq? everyone has turned into an "oh dont hurt my baby" spoiled as hell group of softies. honestly, if thats how you or your kid was raised, you need the slap in the face. grow up, its necessary or else we'd get stomped in the war.
Red

Richland, WA

#364 Nov 5, 2012
Gladys wrote:
<quoted text>
With 27 years in the Reserves, they sure didn't teach you RESPECT! You should be ashamed of yourself, the way you are responding to this person! There are other ways, to answer! I should think with 27 years, you would be doing something, productive, instead of being so inconsiderate of the parents who lost there child! God help you!
Have you seen the physical fitness test?? Its called a 1-1-1 haha for girls it 3 PUSHUPS(IN 1 MINUTE) 17 SITUP(IN 1 MINUTE) AND 1 MILE(IN 10:30 MINUTES)!! and its close to the same for men.. if you die doing that, I'm sorry for your loss but you do NOT belong in the military... I sure wouldn't want to put my life in your hands..

oh and FYI they give you like 2 minutes to rest in between haha thats not putting your life in danger..

I am military I have taken the test and its easy as hell
Military

Apo, AE

#365 Nov 6, 2012
k wrote:
<quoted text>
Funny. The death investigation said nothing about being over weight.
Funny...I think if you go back and read what drake type it states he was involved with the investigation. So, the article isn't going to say a great deal about being over weight. I also believe he stated the State of SC Medical Examiner found no wrong doing on the part of the Army. Either these three people had a condition or there were something more to the story such as supplements of potiental cause of death.
carmenreyna176

Pasadena, TX

#366 Feb 3, 2013
Well my is there now and we prepare him . Or else he couldn't go until he met their req
Suicide

Newport, KY

#367 Feb 8, 2013
What happens when someone in Boot camp committes suicide? Do they do a investigation, and if so is it by military only, how long would it take?
Does it ever get out to the public besides the family? and how long before they tell the family?
Johnny2byFour

United States

#368 Feb 10, 2013
This drake,is one funny guy. Throughout all of these rambunctious messages all I can annotate. Is a 27 year army reserved joke,still laughing. Infantry must have made you quite the illiterate. That's okay though because I agree semi with your statement. Kids need to push themselves to their limits and even a bit farther,whimps aren't for grunt work,award goes to you sir. As for you having no respect as a parent that award sadly goes to hell with you,brother. Of course the parents of these children are worried have more compassion nit-wit,these parents obviously love their kids,more than I can say for you but that's okay. Their kids are angels and your is compared to cottage cheese.
Dave

Leominster, MA

#369 Feb 10, 2013
what happens if people join with asthma that is controlled and are in good shape and can handle training? just thought i would ask

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