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1st Marine Division fatality at Camp Pendleton

5 Oct 2015 | Courtesy Story 1st Marine Division

A U.S. Marine assigned to 1st Marine Division was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at approximately 6 a.m. Oct. 5 at Marksmanship Training Range 214 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton.

Camp Pendleton Federal Fire Department authorities responded to the scene.

The Marine’s name is being withheld pending notification of next of kin.

“The command’s priorities are to take care of the Marine’s family and friends,” said 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden, public affairs officer of 1st Mar. Div. “We want to ensure these personnel are being provided for during this challenging time.”

An investigation has been initiated and no additional details are available at this time.

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All releasable information is contained within this release. For additional queries about the Marine, please contact 1st Marine Division public affairs officer 1st Lt. Colleen McFadden at (760) 763-9378, (760) 212-9823 or email colleen.mcfadden@usmc.mil