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Seven Marines Dead in Nevada Training Accident

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Hawthorne Army Depot. US Army Photo

Hawthorne Army Depot. US Army Photo

Seven Marines from the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force were killed in a training accident at Hawthorne Army Depot, Nev. on Monday.

The accident’s cause is currently under investigation, according to the release. Officials had said an explosion was involved, reported The Associated Press.

Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, the area’s major trauma hospital, took nine patients, including one who died, three who are in serious condition and five who are in fair condition, according to spokeswoman Stacy Kendall.

“Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, the area’s major trauma hospital, took nine patients, including one who died, three who are in serious condition and five who are in fair condition, according to spokeswoman Stacy Kendall,” reported the AP.


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Hawthorne is a 230 square mile located near the California border in Western Nevada, originally established as a Naval ammunition depot.

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Sam LaGrone

About Sam LaGrone

Sam LaGrone is the USNI Online Editor at the U.S. Naval Institute.
He was formerly the U.S. Maritime Correspondent for the Washington D.C. bureau of Jane’s Defence Weekly and Jane’s Navy International. In his role he covered legislation, acquisition and operations for the Sea Services and spent time underway with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Marine Corps and the Canadian Navy.
Sam is a 2003 graduate of Virginia Military Institute.

  • topmac

    RIP Marines,thank you. SF