3rd MAW Marine killed in Lemon Grove
10 Sep 2018

A Marine from Marine Wing Support Squadron (MWSS) 373, Marine Aircraft Group 11, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, was killed in Lemon Grove, California, September 7, 2018.

“We join Sergeant Christopher Truax's family in mourning the loss of a loved one.” Said Lt. Col. James Bauch, commanding officer MWSS 373. “He was a valued Brother-in-Arms to all who served with him and will be missed. We wish them comfort as they navigate the difficult days ahead.”

Sgt. Christopher Allen Truax, Jr., of Horseheads, New York, was a food service specialist assigned to MWSS-373. He joined the Marine Corps in July 2014.

Truax previously deployed with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit.

His personal awards included the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal.

The cause of his death is currently under investigation by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service and the San Diego Police Department.

All releasable information is contained within this release.

For more information, contact Capt. Josef Patterson at Josef.Patterson@usmc.mil or 928-502-0163 or follow our Twitter feed @3rdMAW.



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