Air Station Marine Killed In Stickball Accident

An investigation is underway after a Marine was found dead at Cherry Point.

Air station spokesman Mike Barton says Lance Corporal Aaron Liu died after being injured playing stickball outside of his barracks.

Though the Marines believe his death was an accident, a standard investigation is being conducted.

Liu enlisted last August from Houston, Texas and came to Cherry Point to train in avionics, communication, navigation and cryptographic systems at the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training.

Lt. Col. Paul Melchior, commanding officer of CNATT, said Liu made lasting impressions upon his classmates and instructors alike. "Lance Cpl. Liu was so talented and had a bright Marine Corps career ahead of him, but was stopped short with this sudden and tragic accident," said Melchior.


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An investigation is underway after a Marine was found dead at Cherry Point.

Air station spokesman Mike Barton tells WITN News that Friday's death of the lance corporal, who was assigned to the Center for Naval Aviation Technical Training, is believed to be accidental.

The name of the Marine has not been released nor have the circumstances of the death.

Stay with WITN News and witn.com for more on this developing story.


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  • by David Location: New Bern on Aug 2, 2011 at 05:53 AM
    Man that is terrible. I guess when it is your time, you have to go. Really hate to hear this one.
  • by yup on Aug 1, 2011 at 06:46 PM
    they were playing with broomsticks and rocks. A broom stick shattered and a piece lodged into an artery in his neck. He ripped it out and bled to death.
  • by Huh? on Aug 1, 2011 at 03:33 PM
    So how did he get hurt? Did the stick break and stick into his body?
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