Officials have identified the Marine found dead Monday morning on the shore of Camp Schwab, Okinawa, as Lance Cpl. orporal Giancarlo Y. Goyone.
Originally from Fairfax, Virginia, Goyone served as an engineer equipment electrical systems technician with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific, according to a Marine Corps news release on Tuesday.
"We remember him as a bright and patriotic Marine who was dedicated to mission readiness for the Marines at Camp Schwab," Col. Thomas Pecina, commander of Headquarters and Support Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, said in the news release. ""We fondly remember his genuine, caring nature, and his warm and charismatic energy, which was contagious to all Marines within the battalion."
Goyone arrived in Okinawa on Dec. 4, 2014. His and his military awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Overseas Service Ribbon, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and National Defense Service Medal.
"We honor his service and his contribution to the Marine Corps and our nation," Pecina said in the news release. "Our thoughts and prayers are with his family and friends."
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has launched an investigation into Goyone's death.