While on a training exercise off the coast of Florida’s Panhandle, 7 MARSOC operators and 4 Army personnel perished when a UH-60 Black Hawk helo crashed in Santa Rosa Sound. The wreckage was located in 25 feet of water, and all on board are presumed dead. To date, 9 members have been identified. Special Operations Forces, train as they fight and everything they do is inherently dangerous, and performed at great personal risk.
Our prayers go out to those who lost their lives in service to their country. To their colleagues and family members our deepest condolences for your loss. They are the best of the best, and you are all exceptional people in a world were mediocrity seems to be the growing norm.
The seven Marines were with a MARSOC regiment, Camp Lejeune, NC. Army personnel were part of the 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion based in Hammond, LA. The accident took place on 10-Mar-2015 at approximately 20:30.