Marine death at Camp Pendleton goes u...

Marine death at Camp Pendleton goes unoticed

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Champaign, IL

#1 Sep 21, 2008
Cpl. Jonathon W. Watson was a good friend of mine and to everyone else who knew him. He enlisted in the Marines while still attending high school. He was an amazingly kind 20-year-old, with a big heart and a great sense of humor. He always knew how to make you smile. He was a great listener and a wonderful friend. I miss him very much.
He was in training at Camp Pendleton, hadn't even got the chance to defend our country when he was killed. He died almost two weeks ago now. I have been searching the news for anything relating to his death but have found NOTHING, except for just this night when I have discovered, finally, his obituary. Many questions go unanswered. How exactly he died for one. All I know is that one of his bunk-mates, yes thats right a fellow Marine, murdered him in the bathroom of his barracks. I have no way to know if this is exactly the case and if this disgusting disgrace of a human being has been punished.
So I implore anyone with information about this to please contact me, I need to know the truth. Comment here or send me an email at the following address.
[email protected]

Rio Vista, CA

#2 Feb 10, 2009
Did anyone reply? My son was murdered by two Marines in May, 08. I remember hearing about this soon after his death and not really seeing anything else about it.

Danville, IL

#3 Feb 26, 2009
I am very sorry to hear about your son. I understand the heartache of losing someone that you love but to lose a child is the worst heartache of all.

And no, you are the first to reply. There was an obituary in our local paper, that's it. Nothing else has been said about him, even his own family has been tightlipped. I dont know whats going on at Camp Pendleton but there seems to be a lot of murder's in the headlines lately, and with Jon's murder being hidden from the press it makes me wonder how many others have been covered up.

It has been months and still no answers. All I want is to know what happened to my friend and that the monster who did it has been punished.

Rio Vista, CA

#4 May 26, 2009
Sorry it took me so long to check this post. Still no word about Jon?
Jennifer Bauerkilledbathr

Ewa Beach, HI

#7 Oct 9, 2011
I would like you to call us. I think there is a connection. Please call us my son had so much going for him as well as your friend
a realived mom

Las Vegas, NV

#8 Nov 10, 2011
My son was at camp pendleton and has been released. THANK GOD!!! He was being hazed a lot and when I told him of the recent news of a marine being murdered in his barracks his reaction was "I am not surprised"

I feel for the parents that have given their children to the marines and don't get them back. I am one of the lucky parents.

After hearing some of the things my son endured I am not surpised to hear of murder on base.

Kent, WA

#9 Nov 14, 2011
I just heard about a recent death at Camp Pendleton and want to verify! My son is at MCRD Dan Diego and will be at Camp Pendleton for weapons training in a couple of weeks, please God keep them safe!

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