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Marines killed in North Carolina on Wednesday are ID'd

Added 01-22-22 12:11:01am EST - “The two U.S. Marines who were killed Wednesday afternoon in a military vehicle crash near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have been identified.” - Foxnews.com

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The two U.S. Marines who were killed Wednesday afternoon in a military vehicle crash near Camp Lejeune in North Carolina have been identified.

Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Jonathan E. Gierke, 19, from Lawrenceville, Georgia and Marine Corps Pfc. Zachary W. Riffle, 18, from Kingwood, West Virginia were killed when a vehicle carrying them and 15 others overturned and ejected them shortly after 1 p.m., the 2nd Marine Logistics Group said, the FOX station in Charlotte reported.

Gierke and Riffle were landing support specialists with Combat Logistics Battalion 24, Combat Logistics Regiment 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group, officials said, according to the report.

"My sincerest heartfelt condolences are extended to the family, friends, and colleagues of the Marines who lost their lives or were injured in Wednesday’s vehicle mishap," said Brig. Gen. Forrest C. Poole III, commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group, the FOX Charlotte station reported. "Our commanders, chaplains, and medical providers are diligently supporting our Marines and Sailors during this time. We deeply appreciate all the thoughtful community messages we have received over the past several days."

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