7 marines, 4 soldiers missing after Florida helicopter crash

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  1. zwiebel

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  3. zwiebel

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    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    I just heard about this and knew there would be a thread here. Thanks, zwiebel.

    I hope they are not in the water. Maybe they were okay enough to start walking out of the area. I hope that is the case. I also hope and pray they had time to jump and deploy their parachutes!

    There is fog in the area so I hope it clears enough for the rescuers to be able to see.
     
  5. oceanblueeyes

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    I wonder why the Marines from Camp Lejeune were doing training missions in Florida with the Army. I do know they do many training missions here with foreign countries.

    Camp Lejeune is on vast water in Jacksonville, NC too. At New River Air Station (a part of Camp Lejeune) they do flying training missions there everyday with all of their massive helicopter fleets.

    Maybe it was some special training mission with the Army.

    I hope and pray the fog is hampering the search and they will find them alive but it doesn't sound good since they went missing at 8:30 last night.

    Some people don't realize that training missions can be as risky and dangerous as flying missions overseas...especially after dark. All they have to rely on is their night vision goggles for vision and heavy white fog makes it very hard to see what is around them since the night vision goggles make everything around them appear mostly white.

    My prayers are with all the Marines and Army's families. It breaks my heart when I hear of something like this happening. It just shows how much they sacrifice for all of us and it isn't that uncommon for these brave men and women to die in home bound training missions.
     
  6. LaLaw2000

    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    Hi, OBE.

    I believe it was stated on the news that this was Special Ops training. Also; the 4 soldiers were from a Louisiana National Guard unit.

    Not good enough daylight yet for the rescuers to see very well.

    Yes, GB all of our military and their families. I have family at Ft. Bliss, Texas.

    PLEASE let these guys be okay!
     
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    Chances are it was a Force Recon team doing night time insertion training at the base. They probably didn't have parachutes and the helicopter was probably flying tree top high. Hoping for survivors
     
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    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    Just now on the news it was said that some human remains have washed ashore.
    No..................!
    Must have gone into the water.
     
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    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    I was praying for a rescue, NOT recovery.

    GB these brave men and their families. This is so sad.
     
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    Navy mom here, and my son was assigned to a Norfolk helicopter squadron until last January (now works on FA-18 jets).....this just breaks my heart...just breaks my heart.
    Yes, seeing the news that remains are being found.
    God Bless those lost, and their families and loved ones...and their military buddies. My son's squadron lost 2 aircrewmen over when he was deployed, and that was the first time he had to deal with death of squadron members...it is devastating to those who work so closely with crew members.
    This hurts.
     
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    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    GB your son, DEPUTYDAWG, and I thank him for his service.
     
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    So, I'm just catching up...are first reports thinking it was fog/weather related?
     
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    LaLaw2000 Louisiana

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    Not sure, DEPUTYDAWG.
     
  17. keeponsearching

    keeponsearching The mighty Oak was once a little nut that stood it

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    Very sad news :(
     
  18. zwiebel

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    The first news I saw about four hours ago did mention fog:

    http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/...icopter-crash-florida-army-training/70135622/
     
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    daisy7 Retired WS Staff

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    The fog didn't come in until early this am. Local LE and media are posting on FB that the search is focused near the Navarre bridge and a part of Navarre Park which is on the sound has been cordoned off. Sorry, I'm not good at copying from my phone.
     
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    My sincere condolences to the families.
    So very sad
     
  21. MamaJoJo

    MamaJoJo Where did you go?

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    http://www.npr.org/blogs/thetwo-way...-helicopter-crashes-in-florida-with-11-aboard

     

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