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Camp Pendleton Marine Killed by Falling Tree

The Marine had deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit last year

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    Lance Cpl. Cody Haley was killed Friday. NBC 7's Alex Presha reports.

    (Published Sunday, Aug. 6, 2017)

    A falling tree killed a U.S. Marine based at Camp Pendleton Friday. 

    Lance Cpl. Cody J. Haley, 20, of Iowa was assigned to the 1st Marine Division.

    USMC Capt. Sarah Burns said Haley was doing routine morning physical training when the tree fell.

    Haley had deployed with the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit last year. He has been awarded the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon.

    A statement released by Camp Pendleton reads in part:

    “We are heartbroken at the tragic loss of a member of the Marine Corps family, and we will do all we can to comfort the family, friends and colleagues of the deceased.”

    Officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident.