A Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, Marine was found dead August 4, 2005, in Porter Township, Pennsylvania, three days after his car veered from the road and plunged into the Pine Creek River.
The body of Lance Corporal Christopher E. Custer, who was assigned to the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, was discovered shortly after 10 a.m. by officials from the Pennsylvania State Fish Commission near where Pine Creek River intersects the Susquehanna River.
Custer, a Bel Air, Maryland, native, was pronounced dead by the Lycoming County coroner, according to an August 5, 2005, ress release from Camp Lejeune.
The cause of death has not been determined pending results from an investigation into the accident, the release said.
Police said no other vehicles were involved in the accident.
CUSTER, CHRISTOPHER EDWARD
LCPL US MARINE CORPS
DATE OF BIRTH: 10/28/1982
DATE OF DEATH: 08/01/2004
BURIED AT: SECTION 66 SITE 3052
ARLINGTON NATIONAL CEMETERY
Michael Robert Patterson was born in Arlington and is the son of a former officer of the US Army. So it was no wonder that sooner or later his interests drew him to American history and especially to American military history. Many of his articles can be found on renowned portals like the New York Times, Washingtonpost or Wikipedia.
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