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After more than 2 months, investigators still aren't sure why one Marine corporal shot another at MCAS Beaufort
Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, of Standish, Maine, was fatally shot at 9:30 p.m. April 12, Marine Corps officials said at the time.
Cpl. Spencer Daily, 21, was identified as a suspect in connection with the killing and taken into custody soon after, officials said.
Both men were aircraft ordnance technicians with VMFAT-501.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service, a federal law enforcement agency that investigates crimes for the Navy and Marine Corps, is leading the investigation.
In response to an inquiry on whether charges have been filed, the NCIS declined to comment Friday on any developments in the case.
"This investigation is still active so we cannot provide comment or confirm any details at this time," Jeff Houston with NCIS Public Affair wrote in an email to The Island Packet.
Just weeks after the fatal shooting in the barracks that took Wallingford's life, 20-year-old Marine Pvt. Anahitdeep S. Sandhu, of Kent, Washington, who was also stationed at MCAS in Beaufort, was shot and killed in Perry, Georgia, on April 28.
Quavion Shaquil Rountree, 25, of Perry, Georgia, was arrested and charged with murder in Sandhu's death days later, according to the Perry Police Department.
Lance Cpl. Derrick Thirkill, another 21-year-old Marine stationed in Beaufort, was killed in a car crash Saturday afternoon near the air station. Thirkill was from Florence, Alabama.
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HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - U.S. Navy Secretary Richard Spencer said on Friday a Navy SEAL convicted of battlefield misconduct should face a board of peers weighing whether to oust him from the elite force, despite President Donald Trump's assertion that he not be expelled.
"I believe the process matters for good order and discipline," Spencer told Reuters, weighing in on a confrontation between Trump and senior Navy officials over the outcome of a high-profile war-crimes case.
A military jury in July convicted Special Operations Chief Edward Gallagher of illegally posing for pictures with the corpse of an Islamic State fighter but acquitted him of murder in the detainee's death. Gallagher also was cleared of charges that he deliberately fired on unarmed civilians.
The Air Force has identified the two airmen killed in a training accident on Thursday as Lt. Col John "Matt" Kincade, 47, and 2nd Lt. Travis B. Wilkie, 23.
Kincade and Wilkie were killed at Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma during a training mission involving T-38C Talon aircraft, the Air Force said. Two T-38s were training in formation when the incident occurred during the landing phase, according to a press release.
A Marine lance corporal has become the first female Marine in history to graduate the Basic Reconnaissance Course, earning the military occupational specialty of 0321 Reconnaissance Marine.
Lance Cpl. Alexa Barth completed the 12-week course on Nov. 7, said Maj. Kendra Motz, a Marine spokeswoman. Barth previously graduated from the Corps' Infantry Training Battalion-East, earning the MOS of 0311 Rifleman.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- By day, Arik Rangel works as a U.S. Coast Guard operations specialist third class, but when the spotlight hits, his stage name and personalty -- Arik Cavalli -- takes over.
Rangel, born in San Marcos, Tx., was raised by a single mother with three sisters. He didn't want his mother to have to support him after high school, so he honored her and his country by joining the U.S. Air Force in 2012.
He worked as a senior airman in the Knowledge Operations Management field and was in the Air Force reserves for three years. In 2015, he joined the U.S. Coast Guard as an operations specialist and is currently stationed at Fort Wadsworth.
A new documentary tells the heroic story of the first Marine to earn the Medal of Honor since Vietnam
More than 15 years ago, Marine Cpl. Jason Dunham gave his life to save his fellow Marines on the streets of Husaybah, Iraq when he leaped upon a grenade. In 2007, he became the first Marine since the Vietnam War to be awarded the Medal of Honor.
In the years since his death, his story of courage and sacrifice has been told and re-told. His Medal of Honor citation is read to Marine recruits during the Crucible at boot camp. And his name adorns the USS Jason Dunham, where his dress blue uniform rests in a clear display case on the quarterdeck, a solemn shrine to a young man who gave his life for his brothers in arms.
Now, Marines who served with Dunham are sharing his story in their own words, and a small group of military veterans and film makers are helping them do it as part of The Gift, a crowd-funded documentary film chronicling his life, and legacy.