Texas Marine killed during Nevada exercise
LAS VEGAS – One Marine was killed and another injured during a night training exercise at Nellis Air Force Base.
Cpl. Jamshid Loredo was a stinger missile gunner with A Battery, 2d Low Altitude Air Defense Battalion, based at Cherry Point, N.C., Marine Corps Air Station.
Loredo was injured Wednesday in a single-vehicle accident during Exercise Red Flag, realistic aerial war games that are conducted several times annually over the sprawling Nellis range.
2nd Lt. John Caldwell, public affairs officer at Cherry Point, said Loredo was part of a defensive unit designed to protect expeditionary airfields from enemy attack.
Caldwell said the two men were operating a Humvee when the accident occurred.
Loredo died enroute to University Medical Center in Las Vegas. He was a native of San Antonio, Texas.
The injured Marine was treated for minor cuts and bruises and was released from the Mike O’Callaghan Federal Hospital at Nellis.
His name was not immediately released.
The accident is under investigation.