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DuBois Man Among Casualties In Nevada Army Depot Mortar Blast

March 20, 2013

Reports from Clearfield County say that a DuBois man is among the Marine casualties in the Monday night mortar explosion near the Hawthorne Army Depot in Nevada.

19 year-old PFC Joshua Martino was a 2012 graduate of DuBois Area High School.

The fatality total now stands at eight, with at least that many more injured.  The Pentagon announced on Tuesday they are expanding their temporary ban on the firing of any 60-millimeter mortar rounds by the military until the results are available from their investigation into the incident.

The deadly explosion occurred during mountain warfare training in the high desert, reportedly meant to simulate military maneuvers in Afghanistan.

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