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    Marine Corps Identifies Lance Corporal Killed During Night Training in California

    Marine Corps Identifies Lance Corporal Killed During Night Training in California

    The Marine Corps has identified the service member killed during a -fire training event at Pendleton, California, on Thursday.

    Lance Cpl. Joseph D. Whaley, of Maury County, Tennessee, was roughly four weeks into a 13-week reconnaissance course when he was killed last week during a nighttime exercise at the Marine Corps School of Infantry-West, according to a service statement.

    “The family and loved ones have our deepest condolences as we continue to work with them during this difficult time,” Maj. Joshua Pena, a spokesperson for Marine Corps Training Command, said in an emailed statement.

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    The Basic Reconnaissance Course, or BRC, is an entry-level school that trains Marines in amphibious reconnaissance. According to the Marine Corps' website, the course is three phases long and includes individual reconnaissance skills, team “open-ocean” amphibious training, and patrolling and communication.

    Pena, the spokesperson, said Friday that Whaley's death is under investigation and that the command is cooperating with the efforts. He did not say during which specific event the Marine's death occurred, only that it happened during the night live-fire portion.

    “There is no additional information available, pending the conclusion of the investigation,” Pena said.

    Whaley's family was notified of the Marine's death on Friday….

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