A Camp Pendleton Marine from Iowa died in an accident on the base Friday, Marine officials said Saturday.
The Marine was identified as Lance Cpl. Cody J. Haley, 20, of Hardin, Iowa, assigned to 1st Marine Division.
Harley was gravely injured, then died at the site of the accident, officials said in a statement.
A Marine spokesman said he could not release the time the accident occurred on Friday or the nature of the accident. There was no explanation about why the information was released a day after the incident occurred.
Haley deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit in March of 2016, officials said. His awards include the National Defense Service medal, Global War on Terrorism Service medal, and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon.
The Marine statement said, “We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of a member of the Marine Corps family, and we will do all we can to comfort the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.”
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