Camp Lejeune Marine Found Dead in Barracks

JANUARY 13, 2006 -- Military officials say they're investigating the cause of death of a 22-year-old Marine who was found dead in his barracks room at Camp Lejeune.

A statement from the base says Lance Corporal Howard E. Johnston of Berks County, Pennsylvania, was found Wednesday morning after he didn't report to work.

Johnston was assigned to Headquarters Battalion, Second Marine Division, Second Marine Expeditionary Force. He was classified as a rifleman but had been temporarily assigned as a battalion armory custodian.

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