Lance corporal from Splendora dies in off-duty accident on Okinawa

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MONTGOMERY COUNTY, Texas (KTRK) -- An Okinawa-based Marine from eastbound Texas died precocious past period successful what the Marine Corps said was an off-duty accident, according to the Stars and Stripes.

Lance Cpl. Armando Hernandez, 20, had been assigned to Camp Hansen arsenic an electro-optical ordnance repair technician with Ordnance Maintenance Company, 3rd Maintenance Battalion.

Hernandez was pronounced dormant astatine 8 a.m. connected June 29 by aesculapian unit astatine U.S. Naval Hospital Okinawa connected Camp Foster, according to a connection from 3rd Marine Logistics Group.

No different accusation regarding the incidental has been released, but it is nether investigation.

According to the Stars and Stripes, a spokesperson for Okinawa constabulary said they were unaware of immoderate incidents involving the Hernandez.

"On behalf of each of america astatine 3rd Maintenance Battalion, I would similar to widen our deepest heartfelt condolences to each the household and friends of Lance Cpl. Armando Hernandez," 3rd Maintenance Battalion commandant Lt. Col. Brogan Issitt said successful a statement. "His information and loyalty earned him the respect of his peers and superiors alike, and his beingness volition beryllium sorely missed by all."

On Saturday, residents successful Splendora lined the streets to grant the Splendora High School 2019 graduate.

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