Anthony Munoz Death: Cause of Death – Pvt. Anthony Munoz, 21, has been identified as a recruit who died earlier this week at a Marine Corps training center in South Carolina.
The Beaufort County Office confirmed that Munoz fell off a balcony at the barracks.
A local TV station in Savannah, Georgia reported that Anthony Munoz, of Lawrence, was on his first day of training with the 3rd Recruit Training Battalion when the accident occurred on Tuesday at the Marine Corps Recruit.
Following Anthony’s demise, the training center said in a statement, “We are deeply saddened by the loss of Pvt. Anthony Munoz. Our Marines send heartfelt condolences to his family and friends.”
Munoz’s death marks the eighth at the base since 2000.
Congresswoman Lori Trahan of Massachusetts said on Thursday;
“The tragic death of Private Anthony Munoz is heartbreaking. My thoughts go out to his family, friends, and community during this unimaginably difficult time, and my team and I stand available to assist in any way we can. Private Munoz volunteered to serve his nation – to defend the rights that we hold dear as Americans – and we owe him and his loved ones a tremendous debt of gratitude for their sacrifice.”