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Cpl. Rene PonceAvalos, Okinawa Marine who died in surfing accident, was ‘respected and admired by peers’


The Marine who died while surfing in Okinawa, Japan, was a recently promoted corporal who “rose quickly through the ranks with the respect of peers and superiors alike,” his command announced in a news release late Monday night. Cpl. Rene PonceAvalos, 22, an Engineer Equipment Operator assigned to Combat Logistics Battalion 31, died at approximately […]