Cherry Point Marine Dies In "Non-Combat" Death

A Marine private from Connecticut has died at Cherry Point in what military officials say was a "non-combat" death.

Private Timothy Koundry Jr. died Sunday at the Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. He was 22.

Marine officials would not say how Koundry died. The military defines a non-combat death as being by accident, homicide, negligence, illness or suicide. They said Koundry's death is under investigation by his command and the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Cherry Point said around 7:45 p.m. Koundry was found dead in his barracks room. Marines say emergency services were called and Koundry was pronounced dead at the scene.

Koundry served in the Marine Corps for one year and ten months as an Intermediate Aviation Ordnance Technician.

The family says the funeral will be private.


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  • by Jeff Location: Cherry Point on Mar 9, 2010 at 01:18 PM
    RIP Tim. You were a good friend, and all of us will miss you dearly. We would have both been goin out having drinks right now, but now, i'll make sure i have another in your place.
  • by hayley Location: jamesville on Mar 4, 2010 at 04:07 PM
    thanks for your service, may you RIP.
  • by sammy Location: greenville on Mar 4, 2010 at 11:23 AM
    R.I.P THANKS FOR FIGHTING FOR US AND SERVING OUR COUNTRY I WILL PRAY FOR THE FAMILY
  • by MSgt USMC(Ret) Location: Kinston on Mar 4, 2010 at 09:04 AM
    Rest in peace, Brother.
  • by Anonymous on Mar 4, 2010 at 07:15 AM
    My prayers for the family and friends of this young man.
  • by justin Location: snow hill on Mar 4, 2010 at 06:18 AM
    this is every sad i feel very sorry for his family
  • by Ordnanceman Location: Greenville on Mar 4, 2010 at 05:41 AM
    IYAOYAS, rest in peace my fellow ordy!
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