Camp Pendleton Marine Veteran Killed In Libya Hotel Attack (Video)
Wednesday, January 28, 2015
The only American killed in Tuesday's attack on a luxury hotel in Libya was a Marine Corps veteran who'd served at Camp Pendleton.
According to CNN, David Berry was one of ten people killed when gunmen stormed the Corinthia Hotel in Tripoli. Five of dead were Libyans, four French, and Berry the sole American who lost his life.
Cliff Taylor, who is CEO of Crucible (a private security firm), told The New York Daily News that Berry was an employee of his company, and worked as a security manager in Tripoli.
Before his career in private security, Berry served as a Marine for twelve years, The Associated Press reports:
He was last assigned to a special operations support detachment at Camp Pendleton, California. He had also served in the 1st Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion and the 1st Intelligence Battalion, which are also based at Camp Pendleton.
The Islamic State has claimed responsibility for the rampage on the Corinthia Hotel.
Berry leaves behind a wife and children. A fundraising page has been set up for the family at GoFundMe.com.
Berry's father, James Berry, spoke to CNN International about his son, calling him a patriot. I've posted that video up top.
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