Friday, March 13, 2015

"Upon canceling the mission, the one helicopter landed safely, he said, but when its crew realized that they had no contact with the other, they set back out into the fog to try to locate it.

The other Marines killed were Capt. Stanford H. Shaw, III, 31, of Basking Ridge, N.J.; Master Sgt. Thomas A. Saunders, 33, of Williamsburg, Va; Staff Sgt. Marcus S. Bawol, 26, of Warren, Mich.; Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock, 29, of Lake Orion, Mich.; Staff Sgt. Liam A. Flynn, 33, of Queens, N.Y.; and Staff Sgt. Kerry M. Kemp, 27, of Port Washington, Wis.

According to Marine officials, all seven men had served in Iraq, Afghanistan or both.

From the March 13, 2105, New York Times article Crash Victims Include Decorated Marine by Richard Fausset.

This is such an awful tragedy. Rest in peace to all of those patriotic servicemen who died---thank you for all that you've done. And thank you to all who continue to serve today.

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