“Marine Lance Corporals Identified as Victims in North Carolina Gas Station Incident”

By | July 26, 2023

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Three Marine lance corporals stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were found dead at a gas station over the weekend. The men were discovered unresponsive in a car at a Speedway gas station in Hampstead, and their cause of death has not yet been released. The Pender County Sheriff’s Office, which found the men, stated that no drugs were found in the vehicle and foul play is not suspected. The Marines have been identified as Tanner J. Kaltenberg, Merax C. Dockery, and Ivan R. Garcia. Autopsy results are expected to determine the cause of death. Associated Press,Kaylee Douglas/KFOR reported

Three Marine lance corporals stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina were found dead over the weekend at a gas station in Hampstead, according to the U.S. Marine Corps. The men were identified as Tanner J. Kaltenberg, Merax C. Dockery, and Ivan R. Garcia. They were motor vehicle operators with the Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, and 2nd Marine Logistics Group.

The Pender County Sheriff’s Office deputies discovered the three men unresponsive in a privately owned car at a Speedway gas station. Medical authorities pronounced them dead on the same day, but the cause of death has not been released. The sheriff’s office received a missing person report for one of the Marines, but they do not suspect foul play at this time.

Brig. Gen. Michael McWilliams, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, expressed his condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the deceased Marines. The Marine Corps is providing support and resources to those impacted by their tragic loss.

Autopsy results are expected to determine the cause of death, and the sheriff’s office will release more information once they receive the results. In the meantime, the community mourns the loss of these young Marines and awaits answers about what happened to them.

The deaths of these three Marines is a tragedy that reminds us of the sacrifices made by those in the military. As the investigation unfolds, it is important to support the families and honor the service of these brave individuals..

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