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    Camp Lejeune Marine Killed During Training in Eastern North Carolina, Service Says

    Camp Lejeune Marine Killed During Training in Eastern North Carolina, Service Says

    A Lejeune Marine died during a training event in North Carolina on Thursday evening, the service said in a statement posted to social media and provided to .com.

    The Marine, who was part of the 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was not named in the statement to adhere to the service's next-of-kin notification process. Public identification typically occurs 24 hours after a family is notified of a death.

    “The incident is under investigation and additional information will be released as it becomes available” on the unit's social media account, the statement said. The 24th MEU belongs to II Marine Expeditionary , which is based out of Camp Lejeune.

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    The statement did not list a cause of death or whether it was related to a firearm incident. The statement said the incident occurred in Carteret County, North Carolina, on the state's eastern coast. Earlier this week, the 24th MEU was conducting a composite unit training exercise, or COMPUTEX, at Onslow Beach in the state.

    That training included non-combatant evacuation operations, according to online posts from the unit. The COMPUTEX was in conjunction with sailors on the Wasp, which is part of the amphibious ready group, or ARG, of the same name. The statement from the Marine Corps on Friday did not specify which training event the death occurred at, only…

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