Marine Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck
Died March 28, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom
20, of Steubenville, Ohio; assigned to the 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.; died March 28 in Djibouti, Africa, from a non-hostile incident.
(The following was taken from www.jdnews.com of Mar. 30, 2010) The Department of Defense has identified a Camp Lejeune Marine who died in Djibouti, Africa.
Lance Cpl. Randy M. Heck, 20, of Steubenville, Ohio, died Sunday from a non-hostile incident, according to the Department of Defense. He was assigned to 2nd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, Battalion Landing Team 1st Battalion, 9th Marine Regiment, 24th Marine Expeditionary Unit.
Heck joined the Marine Corps in June 2007 and was promoted to lance corporal March 1, 2008, according to a press release from II Marine Expeditionary Force. Heck deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom from March to October 2008 and deployed with the 24th MEU in January 2010.
Heck's decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, according to II MEF.
This incident is under investigation