The Marine Corps Recruit Depot Parris Island has released
the name of a Parris Island Marine who was killed Thursday while riding his
motorcycle on Joe Frazier Road.
Cpl. Cameron P. Branum, 23, was assigned to Headquarters
and Service Battalion at Parris Island, according to a Marine Corps Recruit
Depot news release.
The collision happened at about 7 a.m. on Joe Frazier
Road near Polite Drive.
The South Carolina Highway Patrol said a 2008 Toyota Tacoma pickup truck
driven by Tyshan Bentley, 23, ran off the side of Joe Frazier Road, overcorrected
and went into oncoming traffic.
Branum was trying to avoid being hit, laid his bike down, but the truck
ended up hitting him, according to SCHP. He was wearing a helmet. SCHP is still
investigating the wreck. Bentley is also an active-duty military member.
Branum enlisted in the Marine Corps in July 2007 and
served as a rifleman with the 1st Fleet Antiterrorism Security Team Company
based in Norfolk, Va., from April 2008 to April 2010, according to the news
release. From May 2010 to March 2012, he served with 3rd Battalion, 2nd Marine
Regiment, which is based at Camp Lejeune, N.C. He deployed to Afghanistan from
February 2011 to September 2011. He reported to Parris Island on March 31, 2012.
Branum had been awarded the Good Conduct Medal, the
Afghanistan Campaign Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal,
the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Humanitarian Service Medal, the
NATO Medal and the National Defense Service Medal.
Wednesday, May 22 2013 11:46 PM EDT2013-05-23 03:46:56 GMT
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