A U.S. Marine from Missouri has died as a result of an accident during a training exercise.

He’s identified as Colin Arslanbas, 24, of O’Fallon, Missouri. The accident happened last Thursday night near Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, according to a press release from the Marine Corps.

The press release did not disclose what type of accident happened.

“Words cannot convey our sorrow for the tragic loss of one of our MEU family members,” said Col. Todd Mahar, 24th MEU commanding officer. “The 24th MEU family mourns the loss of an outstanding Marine and leader. We offer our deepest condolences and unwavering support to his family during this most difficult time.”

Arslanbas joined the Marines four years ago and was promoted to sergeant earlier this month. He was assigned to the Maritime Special Purpose Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

His military decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal.

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