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Marine missing for nearly a week from base found dead

Tristan Clinger missing Marine found dead
Tristan Clinger is pictured (MissingInAmerica.us)

A Marine stationed at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst in New Jersey missing for several days has recently been found dead by local search and rescue units.

Authorities and volunteers have been searching for Sgt. Tristan Clinger, 28, who was last seen around 4 p.m. on Dec. 20th.

The Marine’s wife, Rachel, indicated that her husband seemed distraught before his disappearance, as told to NBC10. He was also listed as an “at risk” individual, according to a www.missinginamerica.us poster.

“When you’re in the military, like he felt that he couldn’t get help because he felt that if he tried to get help, they would kick him out, and he would lose his job,” his wife told FOX29. “And he just saw his life crumbling from that point, so he was afraid to get help.”

Burlington County K-9 Search and Rescue unit confirmed Sunday to FoxNews.com that the Marine had been discovered, but would not elaborate how he died, where he was found — only that they located the Marine.

Sgt Tristan Clinger was a five-year veteran of the Marine Corps, originally from Lexington, Ky.

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  1. My deepest sympathies for the wife, its a dame shame these young men & women who give so much can get the help they so desperately need, my he dwell in the house of the lord forever and finally find his peace.

  2. As a veteran of the Marines myself, I feel the same fears he held. It took me many years but I finally spoke with a psychiatrist a couple of weeks ago. He asked me why I waited so long and I told him about fellow Marines who had been mocked and shunned for claiming they were having problems from what they witnessed , as well as what they did. Admitting you might need help goes against all of our training. You feel that it is a sign of weakness and that you don’t measure up to others in the military that seem to be fine. Rest easy brother. Semper Fi.


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