Marine killed in live-fire training accident identified

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Julianna FriemanContributor, The Daily CallerThe Marine who died during a live-fire training accident Aug. 17 at Camp Pendleton was identified Friday as Joseph Whaley, according to the Orange County Registrar.Whaley’s identity was confirmed by Sgt. Blake Inlow, a Columbia-based marine recruiter, according to WSMV 4. The 20-year-old deceased marine was a Tennessee native who attended the California base’s School of Infantry-West after graduating from high school last year.Whaley was participating in his fourth week of training at the school’s Basic Reconnaissance Course, Maj. Josh Pena, a spokesperson for the Training and Educational Command, said. The course was introduced two years ago to Camp Pendleton. The 13-week program teaches Marines essential individual skill
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