MARINE DIES Marine From Barboursville Dies At Training Base
Reported by: Dave Benton
Web Producer: Dave Benton
Reported: Feb. 28, 2012 10:57 AM EST
Updated: Feb. 28, 2012 11:53 PM EST
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The Marine Corps says a Marine who died after collapsing at a California training base was from West Virginia.
The Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center in Twentynine Palms said Monday that 22-year-old Lance Cpl. Jonathan S. Long of Barboursville collapsed Saturday night and was pronounced dead after being flown to a Palm Springs hospital.
Long was a bulk fuel specialist with the 8th Engineer Support Battalion, 2nd Marine Logistics Group. His job was to keep tactical vehicles fueled.
The unit is at the Combat Center for a 35-day exercise to certify readiness for deployment.
Long was engaged to be married in a few months.
Long collapsed during personal time after a day of training. A Marine statement says his death remains under investigation but does not appear to have been training-related.
Long previously served a seven-month deployment in Afghanistan.
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