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U.S. Marine from Missouri has been killed in North Carolina training exercise accident

A U.S. Marine from Missouri has died as a result of an accident during a training exercise in North Carolina. 

He’s identified as 24-year-old Colin Arslanbas of O’Fallon, Missouri near St. Louis. 

The accident happened last Thursday night, according to a press release from the Marine Corps, which did not disclose what type of accident happened. 

Arslanbas joined the Marines four years ago and was promoted to Sergeant earlier this month. 

He was assigned to the Maritime Special Purpose Force, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit. 

His military decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal. 

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