Camp Lejeune Marines killed in training exercise identified

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Submitted: Thu, 03/21/2013 - 2:02am
Updated: Wed, 04/09/2014 - 12:26am

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (AP) — The military has released the names of seven Marines who died in a mortar explosion during a training exercise in Nevada.

The victims range in age from 19 to 26. They were part of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force in Camp Lejeune, N.C.

The victims were identified as:

– Pfc. Joshua M. Martino, 19, of Clearfield, Pa.

– Lance Cpl. David P. Fenn II, 20, of Polk City, Fla.

– Lance Cpl. Roger W. Muchnick Jr., 23, of Fairfield, Conn.

– Lance Cpl. Joshua C. Taylor, 21, of Marietta, Ohio

– Lance Cpl. Mason J. Vanderwork, 21, of Hickory, N.C.

– Lance Cpl. William T. Wild IV, 21, of Anne Arundel, Md.

– Cpl. Aaron J. Ripperda, 26, of Madison, Ill.

Eight more Marines were injured in the accident at the Hawthorne Army Depot.

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