Black Forest Native Killed in Military Training Accident

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

A Navy corpsman and Black Forest native died Monday from a training accident at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.

Military officials from Camp Lejeune says 29-year-old Petty Officer 2nd Class Andrew J. King, was hit by a stray bullet at the Stones Bay shooting range on base.

The spokesperson says King was on duty at the range, while Marines were shooting rounds in training.

King was flown to the Naval Hospital on base where he was pronounced dead. Base officials are still investigating the circumstances of the incident.

King, part of the 2nd Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group,
joined the Navy in 1996.

King's has received several awards during his time in the service, include the three Armed Forces Expeditionary Medals, three Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Combat V, the Presidential Unit Citation, National Defense Service Medal, three Good Conduct Medals, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, four Sea Service Deployment Ribbons and the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas service Ribbon.


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