Five Marines Dead
Five military personnel were killed after a plane crash in Southern California.
On Thursday afternoon, the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing (MAW) confirmed the deaths of five Marines on social media following Wednesday’s crash near Glamis, California, just before 12:30 p.m. PST.
Major General Bradford Gering, commanding general, 3rd Marines General, said: “We regret the loss of our Marines in this tragic tragedy.
Our hearts go out to their families and friends as they deal with this tragedy.”
A press release said officials will not release the identities of deceased service members until 24 hours after all notifications of next of kin are completed.
However, a Marine’s cousin, Gage MacDonald, confirmed to NewsNation that Nathan Carlson, 21, died in the accident.
“Words cannot explain how I feel.
We practically grew up together. “I’m so sorry this happened to you,” MacDonald wrote in a Facebook post.
“I am still waiting to get a call from you that you are only helping and can’t reach your phone. I love you and miss you Nathan Carlson.”
Carlson’s uncle, Keith MacDonald, also told News Nation’s local WTVO that Carlson was a Marine on the Osprey.
WTVO reports that Carlson, a 2019 graduate of Harlem High School, was on the swim team.
Earlier reports said the plane was carrying nuclear materials, but the air facility said that was not the case.