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One Marine Killed at School of Infantry, Another in Custody
At SGT GRIT, our Marine Corps Memorial news sections report on Marines who die abroad and Marines who die at home. We remember all fallen Marines. The report below details the death of a Marine killed at Camp Pendleton in California.
Date: Jan. 18, 2018
ONE MARINE KILLED AT SCHOOL OF INFANTRY, ANOTHER IN CUSTODY
One Marine was killed, and another taken into custody after a fight broke out at Camp Pendleton's School of Infantry on Tuesday, according to a Marine official.
The San Diego Union-Tribune reported that the Marine was fatally stabbed.
"An NCIS [Naval Criminal Investigative Service] investigation has been opened, and is currently ongoing," Marine Capt. Joshua Pena, a spokesman for the Corps' Virginia-based Training and Education Command, told Marine Corps Times Tuesday.
Private First Class Ethan A. Barclay-Weberpal, assigned to Lima Company, Headquarters and Services Battalion at SOI-West, was killed in the incident, Pena said. He was 18 years old and had just entered the Corps in July.
Pena said the incident occurred "aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, at the School of Infantry West."
Pena declined to offer any other information.
"The name of the Marine in confinement, also assigned to the same unit, will not be released at this time," Pena said.
This story was first reported by the San Diego Union-Tribune.
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