“The loss of our Marines weighs heavy on our hearts,”

Four Marines from Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron (HMH) 465, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, MCAS Miramar, were killed as a result of a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crash in the vicinity of El Centro, California, at approximately 2:35 p.m. (PST), April 3, 2018.

“The loss of our Marines weighs heavy on our hearts,” said Maj. Gen. Mark Wise, commanding general of 3rd MAW. “Our priority is to provide support for our families and HMH-465 during this critical time.”

Capt. Samuel A. Schultz of Huntington Valley, PA

1st Lt. Samuel D. Phillips of Pinehurst, NC

Gunnery Sgt. Derik R. Holley of Dayton, OH

Lance Cpl. Taylor J. Conrad of Baton Rouge, LA

Read the full press release here: http://www.3rdmaw.marines.mil/News/Press-Release-View/Article/1485983/update-marines-identified-in-3rd-maw-ch-53e-super-stallion-crash/