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Parris Island Marine dies of injuries in Oct. 7 accident

A Marine died Sunday as the result of injuries suffered in an Oct. 7 crash involving a motorcycle in Beaufort.

Cpl. Edward Beattie of Wendell, N.C., was flown from Beaufort Memorial Hospital to Medical University of South Carolina Hospital in Charleston for surgery after the crash on a road near the Marine base, according to Capt. Gregory Carroll, director of public affairs for Marine Recruit Depot Parris Island.

Beattie was placed in the hospital's intensive care unit before he succumbed to his injuries, Carroll said.

Beattie was deployed twice and worked as a machine gunner.

He was awarded the Marine Corps Good Conduct Medal and the Sea Service Deployment Medal twice, the NATO Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, the Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, the Navy Unit Commendation, an Afghanistan Campaign Medal three times and the National Defense Service Medal, according to Carroll.

"Our heartfelt condolences go out to Cpl. Beattie's family and those affected by his loss," Carroll said.