Who was Dalton Beals?
Dalton Beals was a young Marine Corps recruit who reportedly suffered a tragic death while participating in a grueling training exercise named ‘The Crucible’. The 54-hour-long intense training claimed the life of young enlistee (Pfc) Beals, at the Parris Island Marine Corps Recruit Depot in Port Royal, South Carolina.
He was a part of the Echo Company in the 2nd Recruit Training Battalion — a 13-week boot camp which ended with ‘The Crucible’.
In honor and memory of United States Marine Private First Class Dalton Beals, of Pennsville, our state flags are flying at half-staff today.
Private First Class Beals’ loss is a loss for our entire state and our nation. May he rest in peace and honor. pic.twitter.com/Kk055kvkZr
— Governor Phil Murphy (@GovMurphy) June 9, 2021
The Marines issued an official statement mourning Beals’ death.
“Our deepest condolences go out to Dalton’s family and to the Marines and staff of Echo Company,” they wrote.
How old was Dalton Beals?
Dalton Beals was 19 years old at the time of death.