Statement regarding the death of a US Marine in the Northern Territory

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Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC

Minister for Defence

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Nicky Hamer: 0437 989 927

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29 May 2019

I am deeply saddened by the death of a United States Marine who passed away on Tuesday from injuries he sustained in a vehicle accident at the Mount Bundey Training Area in the Northern Territory on 25 May 2019.

On behalf of the Australian Government, I wish to extend my condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of this Marine.

The Department of Defence is in close contact with Marine Corps leadership and is offering Australia’s full support at this difficult time.

The United States Marine Rotational Force – Darwin demonstrates the steadfast and enduring nature of the US‑Australia alliance and our strong commitment to the stability of the Indo-Pacific region.

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