By COLlive reporter
Menachem Mendel Goldbloom, a Private First Class (PFC) in the United States Marine Corps, passed away on 22 Tishrei 5780.
He was 24.
Goldbloom grew up within the Chabad community of Chicago, Illinois, and had a passionate love for the outdoors and adventure activities.
Broadly talented and driven by passion, he was loved by all those who crossed his path, an acquaintance of his told COLlive.com.
Goldbloom found his place in leadership within the Marine Corp, where his guidance of others brought recognition and advancement. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal and Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
On Sunday, Goldbloom was killed in a multi-vehicle accident on Twentynine Palms Highway, his station in California. His death was pronounced on Shmini Atzeres.
Two other Marines were injured in the crash and airlifted to a nearby hospital. They are in stable condition, the Marine Corps said.
“We are saddened to learn that an off base, privately-owned vehicle incident on October 20, 2019, resulted in the death of a Marine stationed at Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center, Twentynine Palms, California,” 1st Lt. Cameron Edinburgh, a Marine spokesman, told Marine Corps Times.
Golsbloom is deeply missed by loving family, friends, and community. Funeral details to follow.
Baruch Dayan Haemes.