“Three Marines Found Dead in Car at North Carolina Gas Station”

By | July 25, 2023

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Three bodies were found inside a car at a gas station in Hampstead, North Carolina. The individuals have been identified as Lance Corporal Tanner J. Kaltenberg, Lance Corporal Merax C. Dockery, and Lance Corporal Ivan R. Garcia, all Marines. Foul play is not suspected, but autopsies will determine the cause of death. The investigation is ongoing, and the 2nd Marine Logistics Group is assisting local authorities and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS). More information will be released as the investigation progresses. https://www.kmov.com reported

Three bodies were found inside a car at a gas station in Hampstead, North Carolina, according to a report by WECT. The bodies were identified as three U.S. Marines: Lance Corporal Tanner J. Kaltenberg, Lance Corporal Merax C. Dockery, and Lance Corporal Ivan R. Garcia.

Lance Corporal Kaltenberg, 19, was from Madison, Wisconsin, and had entered active duty service in May 2021. Lance Corporal Dockery, 23, was from Pottawatomie, Oklahoma, and had entered active duty service in June 2020. Lance Corporal Garcia, 23, was from Naples, Florida, and had entered active duty service in July 2019.

Brig. Gen. Michael E. McWilliams, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, expressed his condolences to the families and friends of the three Marines. He emphasized the support being provided to those affected by their tragic loss during this difficult time.

While foul play is not suspected, investigators are awaiting autopsy results to determine the cause of death. It is unclear how long it will take for the results to be returned. Deputies were initially called to the gas station to investigate a report of a missing person.

The 2nd Marine Logistics Group is working with the Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) and local authorities to conduct an ongoing investigation. The sheriff’s office assures the community that there does not appear to have been any threat to its members.

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As the investigation progresses, more information will be released to the public. The community mourns the loss of these brave Marines and stands in solidarity with their families and fellow servicemen..

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