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Camp Johnson-based Marine dies from car crash injuries

Posted June 15, 2010 10:14 p.m. EDT
Updated June 15, 2010 10:22 p.m. EDT

— Military officials say Staff Sgt. Yeeshing L. Samuel, 32, of Queens, N.Y., died Saturday as a result of injuries sustained in a car crash.

The Marine was assigned to Field Medical Training Battalion-East at Camp Johnson.

Samuel served as a motor transport operations chief and was promoted to his current rank Oct. 1, 2005. He deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom from May to October 2009; to Iraq in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom with II Marine Expeditionary Force from September 2007 to March 2008; and to Kuwait from February to May 2003.

The crash that killed Samuel remained under investigation Tuesday. More details concerning the wreck haven't been released.