A US Marine was found dead in his DC barracks on Wednesday morning, according to officials.
Lance Corporal Andrew J. Arista was discovered in an unresponsive state at the Washington Navy Yard’s Marine Barracks annex at around 2:30 AM.
Spokeswoman Captain Katie Kochert stated that the incident is under investigation, and that no foul play is expected.
According to WUSA9, the DC Metro Police also responded to the initial call for aid.
A squad leader for Guard Company, Arista’s medals include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
“The command’s priorities are to take care of our Marines and Lance Cpl. Arista’s family and friends,” said Col. Teague Pastel, commanding officer of Marine Barracks.
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