A Marine Recruit's Death Spurred An Important Investigation
Marine recruit Raheel Siddiqui died in March, and the investigation is putting boot camp culture under the microscope.By Melissa Prax | July 1, 2016
The investigation into a U.S. Marine recruit's death is widening into a larger look at the culture of Marine boot camps.
Raheel Siddiqui was a 20-year-old former high school valedictorian who was training at Parris Island, South Carolina. He died in March after falling 40 feet from a staircase.
The Parris Island facility is arguably one of the Marines most well-known training locations. The facility has stood for just over a century.