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Old 07-12-2017, 08:02 AM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Fifteen Marines, one Navy Corpsman killed in Mississippi plane crash
Updated Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 8:20 pm MDT

LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to the U.S. Naval Institute, the crash of a KC-130T in LeFlore County, Mississippi is the deadliest Marine Corps aviation mishap since 2005.

Sixteen people were killed, including 15 Marines and one Navy Corpsman.

According to a Marine Corps spokesperson, the marine aircraft was a KC-130T from Marine Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 452, Marine Air Group-49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve based in New York. The flight originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., as the squadron was taking personnel and equipment from there to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.


The entire article, with extensive coverage is at: Fifteen Marines, one Navy Corpsman killed in Mississippi plane c - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

My prayers go out to the families...
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:17 PM
 
Location: Central Massachusetts
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Our thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of those brave soldiers.
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Old 07-12-2017, 03:23 PM
 
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This is just horrible,our thoughts and prayers go out to their families.I was just at Cherry Point two months ago.
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Old 07-12-2017, 05:21 PM
 
Location: San Diego CA
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Respect and condolences to the family members who lost loved ones. The peacetime military can be as dangerous as wartime especially in training accidents. I was stationed at Cherry Point during the Vietnam War and the Marines were flying the C 130 way back then.
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Old Today, 05:35 AM
 
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Fifteen Marines, one Navy Corpsman killed in Mississippi plane crash
Updated Tuesday, July 11th 2017, 8:20 pm MDT

LEFLORE COUNTY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

According to the U.S. Naval Institute, the crash of a KC-130T in LeFlore County, Mississippi is the deadliest Marine Corps aviation mishap since 2005.

Sixteen people were killed, including 15 Marines and one Navy Corpsman.

According to a Marine Corps spokesperson, the marine aircraft was a KC-130T from Marine Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron (VMGR) 452, Marine Air Group-49, 4th Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Forces Reserve based in New York. The flight originated from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, N.C., as the squadron was taking personnel and equipment from there to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.


The entire article, with extensive coverage is at: Fifteen Marines, one Navy Corpsman killed in Mississippi plane c - MSNewsNow.com - Jackson, MS

My prayers go out to the families...

More info on the people killed in the crash here.


https://www.dvidshub.net/news/241098...ash-identified
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Old Today, 08:41 AM
 
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More info on the people killed in the crash here.


https://www.dvidshub.net/news/241098...ash-identified


I was amazed at how many killed were long time Marines !


( years in service ).........
23
8
16
23
13
8
7
2
4
10
15
7
7
8
7
10


It would appear only 2 of those killed were on their first enlistment.
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