Marine found dead off coast of Japan identified

Lance Cpl. Giancarlo Y. Goyone with his Grandmother in September 2015 before returning to Japan. Photo credit: Facebook

Officials have identified the Marine found dead Monday morning on the shore of Camp Schwab, Okinawa, as Lance Cpl. Giancarlo Y. Goyone.

According to a Marine Corps press release, he was from Faifax, Virginia and served as an engineer equipment electrical systems technician with Headquarters and Support Battalion, Marine Corps Installations Pacific.

“We fondly remember his genuine, caring nature, and his warm and charismatic energy, which was contagious to all Marines within the battalion.” Col. Thomas Pecina, commander of Headquarters and Support Battalion at Marine Corps Base Camp Butler, said in the news release.

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service has launched an investigation into Goyone’s death.


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