The life of Senior Airman Colin J. Marshall (24) will be remembered today in a private memorial celebration at Seymour Johnson Air Force Base.
We received reports that an airman in the vicinity of the Pikeville ballpark took his own life Tuesday night as a result of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Deputies from the Wayne County Sheriff’s Office were called to the scene however the OSI (Air Force Office of Special Investigations) was called in to conduct the investigation.
The Seymour Johnson Air Force Base Airman, assigned to the 911th Air Refueling Squadron, 916th Air Refueling Wing died Tuesday evening in Pikeville, N.C.
Senior Airman Colin J. Marshall, age 24, was found in his car and no foul play is suspected.
“Our entire wing is grieving his loss today,” said Col. Greg Gilmour, 916th ARW commander. “We are doing everything we can for the family and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this tough time.”
Marshall was a refuel and bomber aircraft journeyman that joined the Air Force in 2008. He deployed overseas for a few months in 2011 and had been stationed at Seymour Johnson for the past four years.
The case is still under investigation.