App Grad, Marine Dies In Training Accident (2018-12-17 16:07:49)

An Appalachian State University graduate was one of five United States Marines declared dead on December 12th after an incident off the coast of Kochi, Japan.

The Watauga Democrat reports Lieutenant Colonel Kevin R. Herrmann died in an aircraft mishap during a routine training. The incident is currently under investigation.

Herrmann graduated from ASU in 2002 and served in the Marine Corp for 16 years.

He was a pilot in Iraq in 2005 and 2007. He was deployed to Afghanistan in 2011 as an operations officer and aircraft commander.

His military achievements include the Air Medal with 24 Strike Flight Awards, two Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medals and two Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals.

Herrmann is survived by his wife and three daughters.