Fort Meade, MD-- Authorities on Friday released the name of a 19-year-old Marine found dead in his barracks room at Fort Meade.
The Marine Corps Combat Development Command identified him as Pvt. Anthony Romano-Caruso of Alamance, NC.
Caruso's father Tony tells WFMY News 2 that his son graduated from Williams High School and always wanted to be in the Marines. Tony himself served in the US Army. He said it was a family thing, Pvt. Caruso's grandfather also served in the US Military, but died before seeing Anthony become a Marine.
Romano-Caruso was an active-duty Marine assigned since February to the Defense Information School at Fort Meade.
Romano-Caruso's body was found Wednesday afternoon.
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating his death.
Col. Sean Gibson said that since the death is under investigation, he couldn't provide any details. Romano-Caruso received recruit training at Parris Island, S.C., and combat training at Camp Lejeune, N.C., Gibson said.
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