first published on January 17, 2018 by Will
One Marine has been stabbed to death and another was taken into custody at Camp Pendleton’s School of Infantry on Tuesday.
According to a report in the San Diego Union-Tribune, first responders were called to Area 52 at around 0745 to the report of an injured person.
The stabbing death and arrest of the suspect were the result of an apparent fight breaking out among the troops.
The slain Marine has been identified PFC Ethan Barclay-Weberpal of Rock County, Wisconsin. On Facebook, the fallen Marine’s father wrote, “It’s with excruciating sadness and tears in my eyes that I’m writing this – my only son, my own blood, Marine PFC Ethan Andrew Barclay-Weberpal, was killed yesterday morning at Camp Pendleton, CA. He was stabbed by another Marine. There are few details at this time as there is an ongoing investigation. Arrangements are pending and I will post an update when I know more.”
Few additional details have emerged as an NCIS (Naval Criminal Investigative Service) investigation is ongoing.