- Associated Press - Saturday, May 2, 2015

NORTH LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - A member of the New Mexico National Guard has died while taking part in a marksmanship competition in Arkansas.

Arkansas National Guard Lt. Col. Joel Lynch says 28-year-old Staff Sgt. Ryan Faraone collapsed Thursday afternoon after running approximately 200 yards at Camp Robinson in North Little Rock. Lynch told the Arkansas Democrat Gazette (https://bit.ly/1EIHWyk ) that Faraone was taken to a Little Rock hospital where he later died.

Camp Robinson hosted the competition and the 24th Armed Forces Skill at Arms Meeting from April 22 through Friday. There were 84, four-man teams from 46 states and territories and six allied nations competing.


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