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    Marine killed in tactical vehicle accident at Mountain Warfare Training



    Story by Capt. Stephen Washburn 

    1st Marine Logistics Group

    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. - One Marine was killed at
    approximately 7:15 a.m. Sunday in a M-1151 Enhanced Armament Carrier vehicle accident at the Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center in Bridgeport, California.

    Pfc. Christian Bautista, 21, of Cook County, Illinois, was pronounced dead
    at the scene by responding paramedics. Two Marines from Bautista's vehicle conducted lifesaving measures before paramedics arrived. Bautista was a motor vehicle operator serving as a vehicle turret gunner assigned to 1st Transportation Support Battalion, Combat Logistics Regiment 1, 1st Marine Logistics Group.

    "Our primary concern is for the Marine we've lost, his family, friends, and
    fellow Marines and sailors," said Brig. Gen. Roberta L. Shea, commanding
    general of 1st Marine Logistics Group. "We have them in our prayers and will exhaust all resources to aid them during this difficult time."

    1st TSB is aboard MWTC conducting tactical logistics support training in a
    mountainous environment.

    The incident is under investigation.

    Bautista enlisted in the Marine Corps in September 2018. He graduated from Motor Transportation School at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri, and was assigned to 1st TSB at Camp Pendleton, California, in May 2019. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terror Service Medal.

    Media should direct inquiries to Capt. Stephen Washburn, Director, 1st MLG Communication Strategy and Operations at (760) 763-0755 or



    Date Taken: 10.21.2019
    Date Posted: 10.24.2019 17:54
    Story ID: 348540
    Location: CAMP PENDLETON, CA, US 

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