The Marine Corps has released the identities of the five Marines who died when a V-22 Osprey crashed earlier this week.
The terrible accident happened during a training flight about 100 miles east of San Diego in the California desert.
Lt. Col. John C. Miller, commanding officer of VMM-364, issued a statement saying “This is an extremely difficult time for VMM-364 and it is hard to express the impact that this loss has had on our squadron and its families. Our primary mission now is taking care of the family members of our fallen Marines and we respectfully request privacy for their families as they navigate this difficult time. We appreciate all the prayers and support from the strong extended Purple Fox family and want them to know that more information will be forthcoming on how to help.”
Among those who died in that terrible accident was Capt. John J. Sax, the son of former LA Dodger Steve Sax.
Sax issued a statement on Saturday saying, “It is with complete devastation that I announce that my precious son, Johnny was one of the five US Marines that perished on Wednesday, June 8, in the Osprey Military crash near San Diego.”
Americans ought to keep the family of the five marines killed in their prayers. It will be a hard path forward for those who have been left behind.
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