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Memorial Service for Fallen Marines Held at Camp Lejeune

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A memorial service was held on Tuesday for the seven Marines killed during a training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot last month.

The First Battalion, Ninth Marine Regiment remembered the fallen earlier today during a private service at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Families of the victims and members of the unit attended the service.

Along with the seven Marines killed in the blast, eight others were injured when a mortar round exploded during training back on March 18th.

The cause of the incident remains under investigation.

The names of the fallen warriors are Private First Class 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.; and Corporal Aaron J. Ripperda, 26, of Madison, Ill.

The names of the injured are Pfc. James P. Davies, Pfc. Trent M. Martin, Lance Cpl. Sean J. Burke, Lance Cpl. Douglas L. Hand II, Lance Cpl. Myles E. Harris, Petty Officer 3rd Class Ian S. McClanahan, Sgt. Caleb W. Patton, and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ryan P. West.

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