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Names of service members killed in military plane crash will be revealed today

07/12/2017 at 7:55 | Posted by cindymiller
Photo Credit: WCTI News Channel 12
Seven of the 16 service members killed in the military transport plane in Mississippi on Monday were from Camp Lejeune, according to Marine Corps Special Operations Command (MARSOC). In a Facebook post, MARSOC said "the aircraft was transporting six Marines and one Navy sailor from Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command and their associated equipment for routine small unit pre-deployment training at Marine Corps Air Station Yuma, Ariz. All seven were from the Camp Lejeune-based 2d Marine Raider Battalion." Maj. Nick Mannweiler, Public Affairs Officer with MARSOC said all 16 names are expected to be released Wednesday at 5:30 p.m. EDT at a press conference at the Marine Forces Reserve Headquarters in New Orleans. Click here to read more from WCTI News Channel 12.