A memorial service for a Fort Jackson soldier who died at Palmetto Health Richland hospital is planned for 9:30 a.m. Friday at the forts Bayonet Chapel.
Private Jordan Chase, 19, of Maine, died at 4:35 a.m. Sunday from complications brought on by pneumonia. He had been transferred to Palmetto Health Richland from Providence Main Hospital after first being admitted Feb. 12 to Fort Jacksons Moncrief Army Community Hospital.
A news release from the fort said he was transferred to Palmetto Health Richland for a higher level of critical care, but remained in serious condition throughout the week. Chases family was with him when he died, the release said.
Chase was a native of Lewiston and a recent graduate of Gray-New Gloucester High School. He was in his fifth week of basic combat training at Fort Jackson after joining the Maine Army National Guard. He was in A Co., 3rd Battalion, 34th Infantry Regiment, which began the 10-week training cycle Jan. 10.
Maine Gov. Paul R. LePage and U.S. Sen. Olympia Snowe, R-Maine, both offered public condolences to Chases family.