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Maries Co. Marine found dead on training range at Camp Pendleton

Funeral arrangements are being made for a 19-year-old U.S. Marine from Maries County who was found dead Monday morning.

Lance Corporal Dominic Schraft was found dead with a gunshot wound to the head at Marine Corps Camp Pendleton.

His body was discovered at the Marksmanship Training Range 214 at around 6:00 a.m.

Schraft was assigned to Battery R, 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Regiment, 1st Marine Division. He joined the Marine Corps in August 2014 and served as a field operator.

Schraft had never deployed in his Marine Corps career, and was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

The incident is still under investigation.

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