Tanner Kaltenberg Obituary: 3 U.S. Marines found dead in car at Speedway gas station in Hampstead


Tanner Kaltenberg Obituary News: 3 U.S. Marines found dead in car at Speedway gas station in Hampstead.

The U.S. Marine Corps have identified the 3 U.S. Marines found dead inside a car in Hampstead as Tanner J. Kaltenberg, 19, of Madison, Wisconsin; Merax C. Dockery, 23, of Pottawatomie, Oklahoma; and Ivan R. Garcia, 23, of Naples, Florida.

“My deepest sympathy and condolences are extended to the family, friends, and colleagues of Lance Cpl. Kaltenberg, Lance Cpl. Dockery and Lance Cpl. Garcia,” Brig. Gen. Michael E. McWilliams, commanding general of 2nd Marine Logistics Group said. “Our focus is providing the necessary resources and support to those impacted by their tragic loss as they navigate this extremely difficult time.”

An investigation is currently underway by authorities after the bodies of three individuals were found near the North Carolina coast over the weekend.

According to the Pender County Sheriff’s Office, an incident was discovered early Sunday at a Speedway gas station situated at 14477 U.S. 17 in the Hampstead community.

In response to a report of a missing individual, law enforcement authorities swiftly arrived at the Speedway petrol station located in Hampstead, North Carolina. The incident occurred approximately 40 minutes away from Camp Lejeune, where the Marines were assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 2.

At the gas station, the bodies of three Marine Lance Corporals were discovered by the authorities. In a recent development, it has come to light that the individual who had been reported missing was, in fact, one of the Marines present in the vehicle.

A vehicle was found in the parking lot of a gas station, prompting a team of investigators to spend several hours at the scene on Sunday.

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