Marine killed in training accident at Twentynine Palms
Sgt. Christopher Jacobs, 29, of Alcona, Mich., was killed Monday while training with an amphibious assault vehicle. He was part of the 3rd Assault Amphibian Battalion, 1st Marine Division.
Jacobs enlisted in 2000 and deployed to Afghanistan in 2004 and Iraq in 2005. Among his service awards was the Combat Action Ribbon for having been under fire and returned fire.
The incident is under investigation, the Marine Corps said.
-- Tony Perry in San Diego