The 1st Marine Division is mourning the loss of 1st Lt. Hugh McDowell, 24, who was killed when a light armored vehicle rolled over on Thursday at Camp Pendleton, Marine Corps officials have announced.

Six other Marines who were injured in the accident were treated for non-life threatening injuries, a 1st Marine Division news release says.

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FILE PHOTO: U.S. Marine Corps Light Armored Vehicles with 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division standby to be armed with ammunition to conduct a platoon level gunnery range at Fort Irwin, California, March 22, 2019.

One Marine died and six others were injured after a light armored vehicle rolled over during training at Camp Pendleton on Thursday morning, 1st Marine Division has announced.

The accident involving Marines with 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion happened at around 9 a.m.

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U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Matthew Callahan

The Marines are looking for a few good recruits to bolster the ranks, and the Corps is willing to pay a little something extra for those looking to go infantry. Emphasis on little.

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U.S. Army photo by Liem H Huynh

As the military’s smallest service, the Marine Corps is often the last to receive new gear — getting M4s and upgraded .50-cal machine guns years after the Army’s already had them in spades — leading to a sense that Marines get the other branches’ hand-me-downs.

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