Japan-based Marine found dead in his home at MCAS Iwakuni
MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan – The Marine Corps is investigating an Iwakuni-based Marine’s sudden death last week, a spokesman for the service told Stars and Stripes on Monday.
Gunnery Sgt. Efrain Martinez Jr., 34, of Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152, died in his home on base Nov. 26, said Staff Sgt. Vitaliy Rusavskiy of Marine Aircraft Group 12 at Iwakuni.
Martinez was a KC-130 mechanic who served two tours in Operation Iraqi Freedom and one tour in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He joined the Marines in 2002 and was a drill instructor from 2013 to 2016.
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