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New Jersey Teen Dies During Marine Recruit Training Exercise

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."

Military officials say Beals was undergoing a grueling 54-hour session to finish his training in Parris Island, South Carolina.

Beals graduated from Pennsville Memorial High School in 2020.

The cause of death is under investigation.

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