“We mourn the loss of our Marines in this tragic mishap. Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they cope with this tragedy,” Maj. Gen. Bradford J. Gering, commanding general of 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, said in the statement.
The Marine Corps is not identifying the service members at this time. It is US Marine Corps policy to not release the names of deceased service members “until 24-hours after all next-of-kin notifications have been completed,” the release said.
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