Coast Guard member found deceased at Marion Military Institute

WASHINGTON – The U.S. Coast Guard today announced the death of a student attending a preparatory program at Marion Military Institute.

The Coast Guard Academy scholar attending Marion Military Institute, in Marion, Alabama, was found deceased on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019. The circumstances surrounding the death are under investigation.

Out of respect for the student’s family, we are not releasing the student’s name at this time. The Coast Guard Investigative Service is coordinating with local authorities to investigate the cause of death. At this time we have no additional information or details to share until the investigation is concluded and facts are releasable.

“We are saddened by the death of one our scholars and express our deepest condolences to his family and friends,” said Captain Michael S. Fredie, Chief of Admissions at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy. “We are working closely with Marion Military Institute in this difficult time and have activated all necessary support resources to provide for the needs of his family and his fellow Scholars.”

The Marion Military Institute is a partner, preparatory school for the Coast Guard Academy. For more information about the Coast Guard Academy Scholars Program visit:

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