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Ranger School Death Possibly Linked to Low Sodium Levels PDF Print E-mail
A West Point graduate died Wednesday after being hospitalized during his first day at Ranger School at Fort Benning, Georgia.
 
Second Lt. Michael R. Parros, 21, of Walnut Creek, California, "fell ill" on July 25 during day one of the grueling infantry leader course and was transported for medical treatment, according to a Fort Benning press release.
 
Parros was being treated for hyponatremia, a condition that occurs when the level of sodium in the blood is abnormally low, according the release. Sodium is an electrolyte that helps regulate the amount of water that's in and around cells.

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