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Marine Corps identifies three service members killed in Osprey crash


3 Marines killed in Osprey crash

SYDNEY, Australia — U.S. military officials have identified the three  who were killed after their aircraft  into the sea off the east coast of Australia.

The three men remain missing and were declared dead by the military on Tuesday. They were among 26 people on board an MV-22 Osprey that  off the coast of Queensland state on Saturday.

The U.S.  base Camp Butler in Japan said the  were:

26-year-old 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross of Oxford, Maine

Marine Ben Cross
1st Lt Ben Cross. Photo: Marine Corps

21-year-old Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway of Sedgwick, Kansas

Nathan Ordway
Cpl Nathan Ordway. Photo: Facebook

19-year-old Pfc. Ruben Velasco of Los Angeles.

Pfc. Ruben Velasco
Pfc. Ruben Velasco. Photo: Marine Corps

The Australian navy found the wreckage of the aircraft on Monday.

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  1. Please pray for these young warriors and their families. They have left this earth and are in the hands of God. They have met and been greeted by the group of honorable Marine brothers that reside there. Thank you all for your service and the sacrifice you have made. May you all Rest In Peace. ” Semper Fidelis “

  2. To the 3 US marines who died off Australia. I pray especially for their souls and my condolences to their families. May our merciful God be with you all at this hour. Love you all.

  3. My thoughts and prayers with you and your Families. Your job is done, rest in peace. Respect from a retired member of The Royal Australian Navy.


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