In a dark room of bunk beds at Marine Corps boot camp came a cry for help: “Recruit down! Recruit down!” Zachary Boland, 18, was convulsing uncontrollably in his bunk, and could not be resuscitated. He was declared dead about 45 minutes later at a nearby hospital.
"Their Son Died at Marine Corps Boot Camp. Now They Have a Message for Other Recruits." is from the May 24, 2017 World section of The Washington Post. It was written by Dan Lamothe and narrated by Sam Scholl.