The cost of our freedom can sometimes be very high even when our service members are not in a combat situation. Remember these heroes that we lost last week on the Marine Corps KC-130 crash in Mississippi.

A memorial video for those lost in the KC-130 crash, July 10th, 2017.

These service members with Marine Forces Reserve VMGR-452 and Marine Corps Special Operations Command 2d Raider Battalion were lost when their KC-130T went down over Mississippi on July 10, 2017 while in transit from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, to Naval Air Field El Centro, California.

“On behalf of the entire Marine Corps, I offer my deepest condolences to the families and loved ones of the 15 Marines and sailor who perished earlier this week in Mississippi. Please keep them and those left behind in your thoughts and prayers.

We remain committed to the surviving families, and will continue the thorough investigation into the cause of this tragedy.”

— Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Robert Neller
Semper Fidelis

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Featured image USMC Photo by Lance Cpl. Joseph Abrego

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