WATCH: Marine killed in training accident escorted from San Antonio to New Braunfels
SAN ANTONIO – A U.S. Marine killed in a training accident last month was escorted from San Antonio in a procession as he returned home to New Braunfels to be laid to rest. Marine Lance Cpl. Perez’s casket arrived at 11 a.m. at San Antonio International Airport. It was escorted by officers with the New Braunfels Police Department and other law enforcement agencies for his return to New Braunfels. RELATED: Marine from New Braunfels killed in training accident off Southern California coast
Military finds human remains, sunken tank off California
SAN DIEGO (AP) – The Navy has located a seafaring tank that sank off the Southern California coast last week and was working to recover human remains, officials said Tuesday. After that process is complete, it will raise the amphibious vehicle. Seven Marines and one Navy sailor were missing after the 26-ton (23-metric ton) landing craft sank Thursday. All of the Marines aboard were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at nearby Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego. The Marines use the vehicles to transport troops and equipment from Navy ships to land.
Marines find location of sunken AAV after deadly training accident in Southern California
Military teams have found the location of a sunken amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) off the coast of San Clemente Island in Southern California after several military members died in a training accident Thursday. Get Breaking News Delivered to Your InboxAAVs are used to carry Marines from ship to ship. @USNavy Undersea Rescue Command confirmed human remains were identified with remotely-operated video systems aboard HOS Dominator, an undersea search & rescue ship. The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover the remains of the Marines and Sailor, and raise the AAV. The Marines have suspended all water operations of the more than 800 AAVs until the cause of accident is determined.cbsnews.com
Marine from New Braunfels killed in training accident off Southern California coast
SAN DIEGO – Two Marines from New Braunfels and Houston are among those dead after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise last week. Guillermo S. Perez, 19, of New Braunfels, was pronounced dead at the scene on Thursday, according to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at nearby Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego. Officials with the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced Sunday that they called off the search. “It is with a heavy heart that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,” said Col. Christopher Bronzi, commander of the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit. All of the Marines aboard were attached to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, based at nearby Camp Pendleton, north of San Diego.
Marines halt search for 8 missing troops, all presumed dead
SAN DIEGO – Eight troops missing after their landing craft sank off the Southern California coast during a training exercise are presumed dead, the Marine Corps announced Sunday. The Marines said they had called off the search that started late Thursday afternoon when the amphibious assault vehicle sank with 15 Marines and one Navy sailor aboard. The craft was one of 13 amphibious assault vehicles that had just completed an exercise. Troops on board two other amphibious assault vehicles responded quickly but couldn’t stop the sinking, Osterman said at a Friday news conference. And in 2011, a Marine died when an amphibious assault vehicle in a training exercise sank offshore of the camp.