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Marine found dead in barracks

Posted April 16, 2010 1:33 p.m. EDT

— A Marine was found dead Wednesday afternoon in his barracks at the Marine Corps Air Station at Cherry Point, officials said Friday.

Lance Cpl. Daniel W. Sweeney, 20, of Coon Rapids, Minn., was found during a barracks inspection at 3:10 p.m. and was pronounced dead about 10 minutes later, officials said.

The cause of his death remains under investigation.

Sweeney joined the Marines in September 2008 and was an aircraft mechanic assigned to Marine Attack Training Squadron 203 (VMAT-203), 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing.