Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Cpl. Anthony R. Servin was electrocuted to death in Afghanistan on June 8th - the third Marine from Camp Pendleton to die from electrocution in Afghanistan since the beginning of 2012, according to the Marine Corps Times:
The latest electrocution occurred after the Marine’s radio antenna touched a low-hanging power line, the Naval Safety Center reported.
Two other Camp Pendleton Marine corporals were electrocuted to death in Afghanistan in recent months. Cpl. Jon-Luke Bateman, 22, was electrocuted on January 15 by a generator. Cpl. Conner T. Lowry, 24, was killed on March 1 by a low-hanging power line.
Servin, 22, was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment at Camp Pendleton. He grew up in Moreno Valley, California.
Home Post reported last month that Servin's aunt, Lupe Nava, said her nephew was just five months into his deployment in Afghanistan when he was killed.