Assigned to 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Division, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Camp Lejeune, N.C.
Incident: Marine Lance Cpl. Chadwick A. Gilliam died Jan. 3 at a U.S. military base in Kuwait.
Died: January 03, 2009
Ky. Marine dies of cardiac arrest in Kuwait
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — A Marine from Kentucky died of an apparent cardiac arrest at a U.S. base in Kuwait.
The Marine Corps said Tuesday that 29-year-old Lance Cpl. Chadwick A. Gilliam of Mayking, Ky., died Saturday. An autopsy is pending.
Gilliam was a member of 2nd Battalion, 6th Marines, 26th Marine Expeditionary Unit from Camp Lejeune. He was an infantryman and joined the unit June 25, 2007, and was promoted to lance corporal last year.
WYMT-TV in Hazard reports that Gilliam attended the old Whitesburg High School in the mid 1990s. One of his former teachers, Scottie Billiter, said Gilliam inspired other students. Billiter, now an assistant principal at Letcher County Central High…