A 24-year-old Marine was killed throughout a coaching train on the Twentynine Palms base earlier this month, according to the Marine Corps Times.
Lance Cpl. Jonothan Barnette, 24, was struck within the chest by a reside spherical throughout a dry fireplace coaching train on October 3, family told WTVC in Chattanooga, TN. Household added that Barnette was not sporting chest protecting tools on the time of the incident.
We’ve reached out to officers with the Marine Corps Air Floor Fight Heart for extra data on this incident however haven’t heard again right now. The Naval Security Heart’s mishaps summary lists a lethal coaching incident that occurred in Twentynine Palms on Oct. 3.
“3 Oct 2021 (Twenty-9 Palms, CA) SVM obtained gunshot wound to chest whereas conducting dry fireplace rehearsal coaching. Died at scene”
– Naval Security Heart Mishap Stats 10/06/21
Jonothan’s spouse, Savannah Barnette, is pregnant with their second baby.
“He won’t be right here to observe our daughter develop up or to be right here to expertise is our child being born. It kills me on daily basis. Each day, it kills me,” Savannah mentioned.
Barnette was initially from Chatsworth, Georgia however lived in Jacksonville, North Carolina previous to his demise, according to his obituary. The Marine Corps Instances reviews that Barnette enlisted within the Marines in 2018 and graduated from the College of Infantry — East in Could of 2020.
On the time of his demise, Barnette was a part of the third Battalion, 2nd Marines Kilo Firm third PLT as a 0311.
A GoFundMe web page has been began to assist assist Barnette’s household. Click here to visit that page.
The reason for the incident stays beneath investigation.
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