Corpsman Found Dead at Naval Medical Center SD Identified

U.S. Navy officials have identified the corpsman found dead at Naval Medical Center San Diego (NMCSD) last week.

The body of HN Marc Aaron Pratt, 25, was discovered Friday morning in his barracks room at the center, located at 34800 Bob Wilson Dr. His cause of death is still under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

Pratt, a native of Phoenix, Arizona, was assigned to NMCSD. He joined the Navy on May 19, 2012, and underwent basic training in Great Lakes, Illinois.

From May to October 2012, he trained to become a corpsman at the San Antonio-based Medical Education and Training Campus. He also learned combat trauma training at Field Medical Training Battalion-West in Camp Pendleton until February 2013.

He began his assignment at NMCSD on Feb. 2, 2013. Since then, he has deployed with hospital ship USNS Mercy to conduct disaster relief preparedness with Pacific Partnership.

He has received the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.

An NMCSD Public Affairs spokesperson said the medical center is mourning the loss of Pratt and added, "[We] convey our deepest condolences to his family. More information will be provided as it becomes available."

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