“Three U.S. Marines Found Dead in Parked Car: Victims Identified”

By | July 26, 2023

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Three U.S. Marines were found dead inside a parked car at a convenience store near Camp Lejeune. The Marines were identified as Lance Cpl. Tanner J. Kaltenberg, Lance Cpl. Merax C. Dockery, and Lance Cpl. Ivan R. Garcia. The Pender County Sheriff’s Office found the men unresponsive and does not suspect foul play. Autopsy results are pending. The Marines were motor vehicle operators with the Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, and 2nd Marine Logistics Group. Brig. Gen. Michael E. McWilliams expressed condolences to their families and colleagues. Debbie Lord, Cox Media Group National Content Desk reported

Three U.S. Marines were tragically found dead inside a parked car at a Speedway convenience store in Hampstead, North Carolina, over the weekend. The Marines were identified as Lance Cpl. Tanner J. Kaltenberg, Lance Cpl. Merax C. Dockery, and Lance Cpl. Ivan R. Garcia. The men, who were motor vehicle operators with the Combat Logistics Battalion 2, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, and 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune, were discovered unresponsive by deputies from the Pender County Sheriff’s Office who were responding to a report of a missing person.

According to law enforcement authorities, no drugs were found in the vehicle, and foul play is not suspected. Sgt. Chester Ward of the Pender County Sheriff’s Office stated that it appeared to be an accidental death. Autopsy results are pending to determine the cause of their deaths.

Brig. Gen. Michael E. McWilliams, commanding general of the 2nd Marine Logistics Group, expressed his condolences to the families, friends, and colleagues of the fallen Marines. He emphasized the focus on providing necessary resources and support to those affected by the tragic loss.

The news of their deaths has shocked and saddened the community, as well as the nation. The loss of these young servicemen is a reminder of the sacrifices made by military personnel and the risks they face on a daily basis to protect and serve their country.

As the investigation continues, the families of the Marines await answers and support during this difficult time. The loss of their loved ones is a profound tragedy, and the community will undoubtedly come together to honor their memory and provide comfort to those left behind.

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