(TacticalNews.com) – Earlier this year, the American military had a couple of incidents during training, two fighter jets crashed within a month of each other. Last week off the coast of California, another routine training session saw casualties. Now the military has been forced to do something against their motto “no man left behind.”
NJROTC regrets tragic loss of 7 Marines & 1 Sailor who went missing & presumed dead after their landing craft went down in 100's of feet of water off Southern California coast following an accident officials said early Sunday. Please prayer for thier families & our nation. RIP pic.twitter.com/S68YYIFNDg
— Barnegat NJROTC (@BarnegatHSNJRO1) August 2, 2020
Sunday the US Marines called off their search for seven missing members and one missing sailor. The eight servicemen went missing after an amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) sank off the coast of California on Thursday. Unfortunately, all eight men are presumed dead. Another seven Marines were aboard the vessel, but were fortunate enough to be rescued after the accident. Two-of-the-seven were in critical condition, and one was pronounced dead at the scene.
In a statement to CBS News, David Martin, a Marine Corps Officer (MCO), said this could very well be the worst AAV training accident they’ve ever had. He added that the Marines have stopped any and all maritime operations of more than 800 AAVs until the accident’s cause can be determined. Martin had also stated that the investigation is ongoing.
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