Teenage Pennsylvania National Guard soldier serving with twin sister dies during training

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Teenage Pennsylvania National Guard worker grooming with her duplicate sister dies from 'rare bosom abnormality' aft collapsing days earlier graduation

  • PFC Alyssa Cahoon, 17, died connected August 25 'with her household by her bedside'
  • She had been undergoing basal combat grooming astatine South Carolina's Fort Jackson Army Base with her identical duplicate sister Brianna
  • The 2 were conscionable 5 days distant from graduating erstwhile Alyssa abruptly collapsed during carnal grooming connected August 20
  • Doctors aboriginal discovered she had a 'very uncommon bosom abnormality' their parent wrote connected Facebook, and Brianna volition present beryllium fixed an interior defibrillator
  • The household is present collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House 

By Melissa Koenig For Dailymail.Com

Published: 21:53 BST, 28 August 2022 | Updated: 23:42 BST, 28 August 2022

A teenage Pennsylvania National Guard worker undergoing basal combat grooming with her duplicate sister has died of a 'rare bosom abnormality.' 

PFC Alyssa Cahoon, 17, died connected August 25 'with her household by her bedside,' the 1st Battalion 34th Regiment announced connected Friday.

She had been undergoing basal combat grooming astatine South Carolina's Fort Jackson Army Base, wherever she rapidly roseate to Squad Leader moving as a 42A Human Resource Specialist alongside her duplicate sister, Brianna.

The 2 were conscionable 5 days distant from graduating erstwhile Alyssa abruptly collapsed during carnal grooming connected August 20.

She was instantly transported by Fort Jackson Emergency Medical Services to a infirmary off-base for treatment, WLTX reports, wherever she was pronounced dormant connected Thursday.

The U.S. Army announced it would analyse her death, but connected Sunday, Alyssa's mom, Susan, said she died of a 'rare bosom abnormality.

'Doctors recovered a wholly undetectable and precise uncommon bosom abnormality,' Susan wrote successful a tribute connected Facebook.

'As tragic arsenic this nonaccomplishment is, her sacrifice volition prevention Brianna (her identical twin) who has the aforesaid bosom abnormality, but volition present person an interior defibrillator.' 

Alyssa Cahoon, right, died connected August 25 aft collapsing 5 days earlier during carnal grooming astatine Fort Jackson successful South Carolina. She had been undergoing basal combat grooming with her duplicate sister, Brianna, left, successful mentation for positions astatine the Pennsylvania National Guard

Doctors discovered Alyssa had a 'rare bosom abnormality,' prompting them to observe that her duplicate sister had the aforesaid information and present volition person a internal defibrillator

The sisters were conscionable 5 days distant from graduating basal grooming astatine Fort Jackson (pictured) erstwhile Alyssa collapsed

Alyssa and Brianna ever did everything together, their person Courtney Blom posted connected Facebook backmost successful May.

They were black belts, grant students and athletes astatine Forest City Regional High School successful Pennsylvania, earlier they decided to articulation the National Guard arsenic quality assets specialists.

In a photograph posted connected Facebook, the 2 sisters are pictured lasting broadside by broadside successful their uniforms holding their rifles.

'How chill is it that they get to spell done basal combat grooming together?!' the 1st Battalion 34th Regiment posted connected July 16, adding that they 'qualified connected their rifles with Back-up Iron Sights.'

The household is present collecting soda tabs for the Ronald McDonald House successful Alyssa's memory

The Cahoon household is present collecting soda tabs to payment the Ronald McDonald House, which Susan wrote connected Facebook 'has been truthful bully to america during this hard time.'

As she wrote successful a flyer she posted to Facebook: 'Our household started collecting soda tabs successful 2016 to make a soda tab concatenation message armor for Stephen (Dad) for his 40th birthday.

'We continued collecting, and each 1 collected was worthy a buss from Mom,' Susan explained.

'Aly and Bri went retired of their mode astatine BCT to cod tabs from those that drank the "yucky" herb juice,' she continued. 'They sent america the tabs from BCT truthful ma could crockery retired kisses later.

'As a family, we person decided to cod the soda tabs arsenic "Kisses for Aly."

'The Ronald McDonald House has been truthful bully to america during this hard time, we privation to assistance them too.

'Tab postulation is simply a fundraiser for the Ronald McDonald House, and present Kisses for Aly volition assistance them.' 

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