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Names of 7 Marines killed in helicopter crash released

By: Associated Press
March 13, 2015 Updated: March 13, 2015 at 12:17 pm
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photo - A member of the Eglin Air Force Base Honor Guard salutes as a candlelight memorial service honoring victims in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash is held Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015, at Navarre First Assembly of God in Navarre, Fla. Simultaneously, the search was continuing for any survivors after the Tuesday night crash off the Florida Panhandle. Seven Marines and four members of the Louisiana National Guard were on a routine nighttime training mission at Eglin Air Force Base. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mike Brantley)
A member of the Eglin Air Force Base Honor Guard salutes as a candlelight memorial service honoring victims in an Army UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash is held Wednesday evening, March 11, 2015, at Navarre First Assembly of God in Navarre, Fla. Simultaneously, the search was continuing for any survivors after the Tuesday night crash off the Florida Panhandle. Seven Marines and four members of the Louisiana National Guard were on a routine nighttime training mission at Eglin Air Force Base. (AP Photo/AL.com, Mike Brantley) 

CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Military officials have released the names of seven special forces Marines who were killed when a Black Hawk helicopter crashed into the waters off Florida during a routine training mission in dense fog.

Those killed were all stationed at from Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. They were identified Friday as: Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III of Basking Ridge, New Jersey; Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders of Camp Lejeune; Staff Sgt. Liam Flynn of Queens, New York; Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock of Lake Orion, Michigan; Staff Sgt. Kerry Michael Kemp of Port Washington, Wisconsin; Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif of Holland, Michigan; and Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol from Warren, Michigan.

All were from the 2nd Special Operations Battalion of the Marine Corps Special Operations Command.

Four Louisiana National Guard soldiers also died in the crash. Their names have yet been released.

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