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Thursday, March 21, 2013

USMC Identifies 7 Marines Killed in Training Exercise

USMC Identifies 7 Marines Killed in Training Exercise

 by Gant Daily Team

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. - Seven Marines with 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, were killed and eight others were injured, which includes a Navy Corpsman, in an explosion during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev., shortly before 10 p.m. Monday.

In a press release, the U.S. Marine Corps identified the fallen Marines:

Pfc. Joshua M. Martino, 19, of DuBois served as a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment. He joined the Marine Corps in July of 2012. Martino’s awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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4 comments :

GySgt Austin, USMC, Retired said...

RIP my Marine Brother. Condolences to the family and friends. Note: Believe the unit designator is inaccurate. It should read 1st Battalion, 9th Marines (Reformed in 2005),8th Marine Regiment .

Anonymous said...

Please say a prayer for these guys..their families and loved ones are in need of them...My son's father is were this happened and he was an hour away when this happened...

Anonymous said...

My heart goes out to your families... Thank you so very much for your service..

Anonymous said...

A Marine from right here in Roulette is a part of that unit and was present during this training exercise.