A US Marine Corporal was killed while performing vehicle operations in the United Arab Emirates, the casualty of a Tuesday accident that left two injured.
The incident took place during Native Fury, a multinational exercise in the UAE.
California native Cpl. Eloiza Zavala, a motor transport specialist, was killed in the vehicle incident. Two of Zavala’s comrades were injured in the mishap- one so severely that he had to be “extracted from the vehicle” by his fellow Marines.
According to the Marine Corps Times, exercise Native Fury is “designed to train I MEF Marines and Sailors in Maritime Prepositioning Force operations.”
“This is a tragic accident, and we are praying for the loved ones of our lost and injured Marines,” said Brig. Gen. Roberta L. Shea, commanding general of 1st Marine Logistics Group, in a statement. “Our priority is assisting in medical recovery efforts and to provide comfort and assistance to their families, friends, and comrades during this trying time.”
The incident is under investigation.
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