Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Marine Survived 4 Tours, Killed by Hit and Run Driver

Marine drill instructor killed in hit and run near Camp Lejeune
Marine Corps Times
Jeff Schogol
July 26, 2016

During his 11 years in the Marine Corps, Tooley deployed four times: twice to Iraq and twice to Afghanistan.
Police are looking for the driver of a car that hit and killed Marine Sgt. Michael Andrew Tooley earlier this month in North Carolina.

Marine Sgt. Michael Andrew Tooley was killed on July 16.
(Photo: Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego.)
Tooley, 28, was a combat engineer whose duty at the time of his death was as a drill instructor with the support battalion at Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, said Marine Corps spokesman Capt. Matthew Finnerty.

Tooley's commander, Lt. Col. Tracy Perry, said "the loss of any Marine under any circumstance is a tragedy, especially in this situation."

"We offer our deepest condolences to the family of Sgt. Tooley,” Perry said. “He was a stellar Marine and will be remembered for his dedication to the Corps and the men and women he served with, as well as those he transformed into the future generation of Marines."
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