Skip to comments.U.S. Marines ID all 9 people killed in sea-tank sinking
Posted on 08/03/2020 7:34:30 AM PDT by NRx
SAN DIEGO (AP) The U.S. Marine Corps has identified all nine people killed when a Marine landing craft sank in hundreds of feet of water off the Southern California coast.
Only one of their bodies was found, despite an intense days-long search involving helicopters and boats ranging from inflatables to a Navy destroyer.
Found at the scene was Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels Texas. The 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit announced on Sunday that the others, from California, Texas, Wisconsin and Oregon, are presumed dead."
They include: Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California; Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California; Pfc. Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin; U.S. Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of Stockton, California; Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, 21, of Bend, Oregon; Cpl. Wesley A. Rodd, 23, of Harris, Texas; Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, 19, of Portland, Oregon; and Cpl. Cesar A. Villanueva, 21, of Riverside, California.
Literally every asset we have available" was mobilized in the search for seven Marines and a Navy corpsman, Lt. Gen. Joseph Osterman, commander of the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, said Friday.
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Condolences to families and friends. R.I.P. love.
Thanks to all who have served, all who are serving and all who will serve in the future.
This is a true shame.
not a tank.
God Bless these great Americans. It is a shame that a single act of political incorrectness in the military, such as the SEALS (who were probably not active duty anyway) training a dog using a dummy wearing a Kaepernick jersey, generates more publicity and scrutiny than all these brave young men dying. The MSM does not care a whit about our servicemen, beyond pursuing their Orange Man Bad agenda.
So young. RIP.
Truly sad - young kids ...
The Marines’ Hymn
From the Halls of Montezuma
To the shores of Tripoli;
We fight our countrys battles
On the land as on the sea;
First to fight for right and freedom
And to keep our honor clean;
We are proud to claim the title
Of United States Marine
Our flags unfurled to every breeze
From dawn to setting sun;
We have fought in evry clime and place
Where we could take a gun;
In the snow of far-off Northern lands
And in sunny tropic scenes;
You will find us always on the job
The United States Marines
Heres health to you and to our Corps
Which we are proud to serve;
In many a strife weve fought for life
And never lost our nerve;
If the Army and the Navy
Ever look on Heavens scenes;
They will find the streets are guarded
By United States Marines.
Rest in peace, young Marines and their Corpsman.
Sorry, I posted from an online source without proofreading.
The fourth line should read; “In the air, on land and sea”
Reminds me of the landing in Saving Private Ryan.
Held to the bottom by the weight of their gear.
Likely not — they probably never got out. My guess is the body was the driver’s.
Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, 20, of New Braunfels Texas... Pfc. Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California; Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California; Pfc. Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin; U.S. Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of Stockton, California; Pfc. Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, 21, of Bend, Oregon; Cpl. Wesley A. Rodd, 23, of Harris, Texas; Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, 19, of Portland, Oregon; and Cpl. Cesar A. Villanueva, 21, of Riverside, California.
So sad what a horrible death. Our military men and women never get a break. I’m so upset.
When I think of the youngsters out in the streets destroying Our Great Nation, this year, it brings me a measure of comfort knowing that Brave Young Men were willing to lay down their lives, to preserve, protect, and defend Our Way of Life. Blessings to their loved ones; may those Marines rest in eternal peace.
If not, why not? We have the most powerful Military in the World and we are the most Technologically advanced Nation in the World. This happened off the CA Coast, not halfway around the World. Get to it.
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