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    Corpsman in Djibouti fatally shot in exercise

    Corpsman in Djibouti fatally shot in exercise

    By Joshua Stewart - Staff writer
    Posted : Thursday Feb 16, 2012 11:53:59 EST

    A corpsman died Tuesday during a training exercise in Djibouti, a Navy spokesman said. Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Kyler Estrada, 21, was shot and killed during a live-fire and maneuvering night training exercise with Marines, said Lt. Cmdr. Tommy Crosby, spokesman for Expeditionary Strike Group 5.

    Estrada, assigned to the 11th Marine Expeditionary Unit, was given first aid and taken to a medical facility and his death is being investigated, Crosby said.

    The MEU’s commanding officer, Col. Michael Hudson, offered the corpsman’s family and friends the unit’s thoughts and prayers. “The loss of Doc Estrada is a tragedy felt throughout this tight-knit Navy Marine Corps team,” he said in a statement.

    Estrada, from Maricopa, Ariz., enlisted in October 2009, personnel records show. After recruit training and corpsman school at Great Lakes, Ill., he reported to Field Medical Service School at Camp Pendleton, Calif. and was assigned to the 11th MEU.

    On his Facebook page, he succinctly summed up his job: “Fix broken Marines,” he wrote.

    Estrada’s next of kin could not be located for comment.

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    Rest in peace, Brother.

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    Rest in Peace Brother Corpsman........................God Bless You and Your Family.

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    He's in Gods Hands now no more worries...Rest In Peace Doc S/F

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    RIP Doc.
    Prayers Outbound to the Family.

    Semper Fi,

    - .... . / ..-. . .-- --..-- / - .... . / .--. .-. --- ..- -.. --..-- / - .... . / -- .- .-. .. -. . ... .-.-.- .-.-.- .-.-.- .-.-.-

    All Marine, All The Time...

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    Only the good die young. RIP S/F

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    RIP Doc,Semper Fidelis.

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    Rest In Peace Brother. May God Richly Bless And Bring Comfort To Your Family And May He Craddle You In His Arms.

    Semper Fi

    Stephen Doc Hansen Hm3 Fmf

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