Marine Found Dead Identified

Authorities have identified the Marine whose body was found at a North Carolina base.

Camp Lejeune officials said Friday the Marine had been identified as 19-year-old Pfc. Timothy J. Newcomer of Winnebago, Ill.

Officials said the body was found Wednesday afternoon between two main roads north of the Hadnot Point area of the massive 246-square-mile base.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating.

Newcomer enlisted in the Marine Corps in 2008 and was an infantry rifleman assigned to Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division.

His decorations include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.


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  • by james Location: newcomer on Jan 29, 2010 at 10:51 PM
    nothing yet
  • by Tara Norris Location: Machesney Park on Jan 26, 2010 at 03:11 PM
    My prayers are with you Debbie & your family...
  • by Kelli Location: Rockford on Jan 22, 2010 at 10:44 PM
    Did they figure out the cause yet??
  • by james newcomer Location: rockford on Jan 10, 2010 at 11:09 PM
    We want answers to our many unanswered questions about timothy. This is the Newcomer family. we havent heard anything other than his death.
  • by M. Bailey Location: Rockford, IL on Dec 27, 2009 at 09:32 AM
    My thoughts and prayers are with the family. Timmy was a GREAT kid! He will be missed.
  • by POPPA Location: Winterville,NC on Dec 19, 2009 at 02:46 PM
    My heart and prayers are with this brave young soldier's Family. I do hope God will be with Mr. Newcomer's friends, family and loved ones he leaves behind for a little while. To his Family:what a great young man that we depended on to keep us safe. I am sure he will be missed by all of those that knew him. POPPA
  • by Licia Location: NC on Dec 19, 2009 at 02:40 PM
    May God bless him and his family and may they find peace.
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