Marine from Conn. among training victims

Marine from Conn. among training victims

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File photo shows storage bunkers at the U.S. Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nev. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta) File photo shows storage bunkers at the U.S. Army Depot in Hawthorne, Nev. (AP Photo/Joe Cavaretta)

Roger Muchnick, 23, who grew up in Westport, Conn., had already pulled one tour in Afghanistan and was thinking about returning to college after his enlistment was up, said his grandfather, Jerome Muchnick.
 
Muchnick played on the football and lacrosse teams at Staples High School and went on to play lacrosse at Eastern Connecticut State University, where he studied business. In a biography on the university's website, Muchnick said the one thing he would like to do before he died was "live," and that his most embarrassing moment was getting caught lip-synching in a school talent show.
 
"He was a fabulous kid. Just fabulous," his grandfather said. "He was at the top of his game when this happened. ... You can't imagine losing a very handsome, 23-year-old grandson who was vital and loving."

 

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