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Eldorado

Loss of nine young men off California

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Eldorado

A grateful nation and the Department of Defense grieves the tragic loss of the Marines and Sailor lost in the amphibious assault vehicle accident off the coast of San Clemente Island. Our prayers and condolences are with the family and friends of these brave young men:

Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels, Texas
Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California
Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California
Pfc. Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin
U.S. Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of Stockton, California
Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, 21, of Bend, Oregon
Cpl. Wesley A. Rodd, 23, of Harris, Texas
Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, 19, of Portland, Oregon
Cpl. Cesar A. Villanueva, 21, of Riverside, California

Full statement at Dept.of Defense: Link

ABC report: Link

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Guyver

What words can be said?

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and then
1 hour ago, Guyver said:

What words can be said?

Nothing that could help.  These men volunteered for service and were being trained to do a job.  Accidents kill service members every year.  An interesting factoid from WWII - more pilots in training died than those killed in combat.  

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DieChecker

Was reading about this. A tragedy. 

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aztek

the title makes it look like criminals and murderer died, and it is a good thing, 

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DieChecker

Sadly they hsve found the amphibious vehicle, and remains of the marines and sailor were recovered.

Fox News: Missing amphibious vehicle found off California, including remains.
https://www.foxnews.com/us/missing-amphibious-vehicle-found-off-california-including-remains?cmpid=prn_newsstand

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Doug1029

Military jobs are hazardous.

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DingoLingo
On 8/5/2020 at 12:15 AM, aztek said:

the title makes it look like criminals and murderer died, and it is a good thing, 

actually I agree with you here.. (damn thats what the second time this year I have agreed with you on something..)

These men were training to protect their fellow americans.. that title shows a huge lack of respect for them and any of choose to serve.. 

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Autochthon1990
On 8/4/2020 at 12:27 AM, and then said:

Nothing that could help.  These men volunteered for service and were being trained to do a job.  Accidents kill service members every year.  An interesting factoid from WWII - more pilots in training died than those killed in combat.  

Well flight was in its infancy back in those days, and we didn't exactly have a ton of experienced pilots, so 'shoving country boys in the cockpit and hoping for the best' was essentially the very best we could do given the urgency of the situation at hand. Hopefully they knew the risks of what they were getting into before they hopped in the pilot's seat.

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