Skip to comments.Navy recruit is second woman to die at Illinois boot camp in 2 months
Posted on 04/28/2019 4:20:34 PM PDT by SMGFan
Mobile, Ala. An 18-year-old Navy recruit from Alabama has died during boot camp in Illinois. Spokesman Lt. Joseph W. Pfaff says Kelsey Nobles, of Mobile, died Tuesday after collapsing during training at the Navy Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Illinois.
Nobles' father, Harold, told CBS affiliate WKRG-TV that doctors say she went into cardiac arrest. He says she passed out after her physical fitness test. He says she was taken to a civilian hospital where she was pronounced dead.
Nobles describes his daughter as a young woman who was "the sweetest soul" and "had the biggest heart." He says she was full of energy and would give anyone anything, even her last dollar.
Pfaff says the Navy is investigating. This is the second death under similar circumstances at the boot camp in the past two months. According to the Military Times, Seaman Recruit Kierra Evans was pronounced dead at a hospital after she collapsed following physical training Feb. 22.
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I wonder if she had an underlying condition?...
Either way, very sad for a young girl.
Wanting and Doing it is not the same. I feel sorry for family.
Every year young people die in boot camp, mostly from heart conditions that went undetected until they put their bodies under physical stress (many for the first time ever). That it happened to two young women in a row is just dumb luck. The media will probably try to play up the gender issue but young men die in boot camp all the time. It’s not that unusual.
My guess would be an underlying condition. Poor girl and family. R.I.P.
There was a brief scare of meningitis at the San Diego training center while I was there, but I don’t think anyone died from it. You can’t very well stop PT for this. Sad.
Going to NTC Great Lakes in August will test your physicality fer sure. I thought I was gonna die a couple of times.
Back in the day, I recall that I had to spend an entire day keeping doctor & dentist appointments before I got my orders to report for Basic. One of those appointments was a treadmill run while connected to a machine.
I wonder if they’ve relaxed those requirements to ensure fitness for training...
The girls are dying while the Romney boys stay home. Resume the draft and raise the standards...we know from the VA that women are far more likely to have long term physical problems from the rigors of military service.
[I wonder if she had an underlying condition?...
Either way, very sad for a young girl.]
Hard physical exercise.. “many for the first time ever” . thank you, in my company alone, there were a few fat asses , a 32yo recovering alcoholic who was ex army and couldn’t make it as homeless, and a guy who murdered his ex girlfriend a couple of weeks after boot camp.. Its a mishmash of people. we had one guy die. He just up and died in the middle of the night after a round of vaccinations. Nobody ever told us WHY, just that he didn’t make it.
There is no difference between men and women and anyone who says there is should be executed.
Meningitis made the rounds in 1981.
I had it at 29 Palms. Messed up my upper back.
And young men who die in bot camp don’t get media stories about them.
I guess you could call it the sit-coms and sit-ups program.
For sure, I was in excellent shape going into boot camp.
The draft is a disaster for the modern military
I was also in 29 Palms in 1981. My first experience with desert heat. Lot of good memories.
Great Lakes Boot Camp for Navy recruits. Cold in fall/winter/spring and hot/high humidity in summer and early fall.
That would be a cardiac stress test, and they only do those if they find some underlying condition they need to evaluate. The doc probably saw something that concerned him on your EKG or heard something through his stethoscope that he wanted to check. The entry physical has never been very in-depth. Standard annual physical, plus a chest x-ray and EKG. I do think they are a little bit easier today with waivers for many conditions that would have been disqualifying 40 years ago. Sadly, this stuff happens.
I came down with double pneumonia in my second week in
basic.They called my family to hurry to Ft Campbell.
Sad story.She gave all.RIP
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