“Three US Marines Found Dead at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina – Investigation Underway”

By | July 25, 2023



Three US Marines assigned at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were found dead in a privately-owned vehicle in Hampstead. An investigation is currently underway to determine the circumstances of their deaths. The individuals have been identified as Merax Dockery, Ivan Garcia, and Tanner Kaltenberg. Law enforcement discovered the bodies after responding to missing person calls. There is currently no evidence of foul play, and the results of the autopsies are awaited. UrduPoint reported

Three US Marines who were assigned at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were found lifeless and an investigation to clarify the circumstances of death is currently ongoing, Task & Purpose reported on Tuesday. The three marines were found dead on July 23 in a privately owned vehicle in the city of Hampstead in North Carolina, the report said citing 2nd Marine Logistics Group Corps officials, and the circumstances of death are being investigated by the Pender County Sheriff’s Department.

The individuals have been identified as Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Merax Dockery and Ivan Garcia, both aged 23, and nineteen-year-old Tanner Kaltenberg, the report added. On Sunday, media reported that three marines were found dead by law enforcement at Speedway gas station in Hampstead by Pender County Sheriff’ Office deputies, after they answered missing person calls.

It was noted by officials that one of the dead individuals was the person declared missing, further adding that there was no indication of it being foul play, and that autopsy reports were awaited by the Sheriffs Department.

The tragic incident has raised concerns and questions about the safety and well-being of military personnel. The investigation will hopefully shed light on the circumstances surrounding their deaths and provide answers to their families and the community.

The loss of these young marines is a reminder of the sacrifices and risks that members of the military face in their service to their country. It is important to honor their memory and support their families during this difficult time.


As the investigation continues, it is crucial for authorities to thoroughly examine all possible factors that may have contributed to the deaths. This includes considering any potential mental health issues, training and safety protocols, and external influences.

The outcome of the investigation will have implications not only for the families of the fallen marines but also for the military community as a whole. It is imperative that any necessary changes or improvements are made to prevent similar tragedies in the future and ensure the well-being of military personnel..

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