Marine Killed after Hawaii Boat Accident Identified

The Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay maintains and operates the airfield facilities of Marine Corps Base Hawaii in support of the readiness and global projection of DoD and military operating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)
The Marine Corps Air Station at Kaneohe Bay maintains and operates the airfield facilities of Marine Corps Base Hawaii in support of the readiness and global projection of DoD and military operating forces. (U.S. Marine Corps photo)

KANEOHE BAY, Hawaii -- A Marine who died after a recreational boat capsized off Hawaii over the weekend has been identified as Sg. Jaylon Walker.

The Marine Corps said Monday the 24-year-old from Garland, Texas served as an aviation electronics communications system technician. He was assigned to a Marine Aviation Logistics Squadron 24 in Hawaii.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported Saturday a 17-foot boat overturned with three men onboard near the north side of the Marine Base at Kaneohe Bay.

Two of the men were able to swim back to shore and notify authorities. The third was found unconscious. He wasn't breathing and didn't have a pulse.

Squadron commander Lt. Col. Robert Flannery says Walker was a fine Marine and will be truly missed by everyone in the squadron.

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