"Spc. Roman-Martinez had a great attitude and the tragedy of his loss is felt by all of us."
Hours after the incident, the town announced it would lift the ban on beach access. At least 24 people in the county tested positive for COVID-19 and two have died as of Friday.
"So this curious visitor washed up on the beach today ... It has understandably caused some concern, but it’s not dangerous."
The Supreme Court of North Carolina recently ruled that flashbangs — which are often used by law enforcement agencies and the military to clear rooms — are not, in fact, non-lethal stun grenades but actually weapons of "mass death and destruction."
Two federal law enforcement agencies are investigating whether a former Marine impersonated an officer to help an active duty infantryman smuggle arms into Haiti, according to court filings viewed by Task & Purpose.