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Marine dies after day of training at Twentynine Palms

February 26, 2012 |  2:24 pm

A Marine collapsed and died Saturday night after a day of training at the base at Twentynine Palms in preparation for deployment to Afghanistan, the Marine Corps announced Sunday.

The Marine, from the 2nd Marine Logistics Group at Camp Lejeune, N.C., was airlifted to Desert Regional Medical Center in Palm Springs where he was pronounced dead. His unit is undergoing Enhanced Mojave Viper predeployment training.

The Marine's name was not released until family members are notified. The death is under investigation.

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