Marine Corps Identifies Three Marines Found Dead in Vehicle in North Carolina

By | July 26, 2023

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The Marine Corps has identified the three Marines who were found dead inside a vehicle in North Carolina over the weekend. The three Marines have been identified as Sgt. Jacqueline M. Guinto, Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, and Lance Cpl. Juan C. Venegas.

The incident occurred on Saturday, when the vehicle the Marines were traveling in crashed into a tree in Jacksonville, North Carolina. The cause of the crash is still under investigation.

Sgt. Guinto, 28, was a motor vehicle operator from California. She had been in the Marine Corps since 2014 and was assigned to the Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune.

Lance Cpl. Barranco, 21, was a motor vehicle operator from California. He had been in the Marine Corps since 2020 and was also assigned to the Combat Logistics Regiment 27, 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune.

Lance Cpl. Venegas, 22, was a motor vehicle operator from Texas. He had been in the Marine Corps since 2020 and was assigned to the 2nd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 2nd Marine Division at Camp Lejeune.

The Marine Corps is deeply saddened by the loss of these three Marines and is providing support to their families during this difficult time. The investigation into the cause of the crash is ongoing, and the Marine Corps will take appropriate action based on the findings.

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