The 3 US Marines who were killed in an Osprey pile-up off the
seashore of Australia on Saturday dusk have been
1st Lt. Benjamin R. Cross, 26, of Maine; Cpl. Nathaniel F.
Ordway, 21, of Kansas; and Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco, 19, of Los
Angeles were killed after the MV-22B Osprey tiltrotor
aircraft in that they were roving crashed, according to a
Marine Corps press statement.
The Osprey was perplexing to land on a USS Green Bay about 18
miles off the Shoalwater Bay Training Area, in Queensland,
Australia when it crashed, a Marine Corps and CBS said. The 23 other
Marines onboard a aircraft were saved.
The US Navy and Marine Corps, with assistance from a Australian
Defence Force, unsuccessfully
searched for a 3 Marines until 3 am on Sunday morning, the
Marine Corps said.
Cross had been awarded with National Defense
Service Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service
He was described by his hermit as carrying “the highest
dignified sense — only a many caring, compassionate, empathetic
particular I’ve ever met. He would do anything for anybody that
indispensable it, so selfless, clinging to his family and clinging to his
avocation in a Marine Corps, ” according to the
Oxford Hills Sun Journal.
Velasco had been awarded with a National Defense
Service Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and
was pronounced to have desired his family, partner and being a Marine,
according to the
San Gabriel Valley Tribune.
Orday had also been flashy with National Defense Service
Medal and a Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, as good as
the Sea Service Deployment Ribbon.
“The detriment of each Marine is felt opposite a whole Marine
Corps family. To a families of a dauntless Marines we mislaid –
there is no approach for us to know what we are going through,”
Col. Tye R. Wallace pronounced in a press
“What we do know is that your Marines left a lasting
sense on a 31st MEU, a Marine Corps, and a world. They
will live on perpetually in a thoughts and a hearts. You will
always be a partial of a Marine Corps family, and we will remain
in a prayers.”