The U.S. marine Corps has identified the seven Marines that were killed in a helicopter crash in Yuma Arizona. Six were from Camp Pendleton in Oceanside California and one from Yuma.
Sgt. Justin Avery Everett, Lance Cpl. Corey Little, Major Thomas Budrejko, Capt. Benjamin Cerniglia, Capt. Michael M. Quin, Lance Cpl. Nickoulas H. Elliott, Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, were all idenfied by MCAS Miramar on Friday.
Capt. Nathan W. Anderson, 32, of Amarillo, Texas was the only Marine stationed in MCAS Yuma. He served three tours in Iraq and 2007, 2008, 2009. Two others also served tours in Iraq and Afghanistan and all have a long list of medals.
The Marines were in two separate helicopters and collided in an accident just outside Yuma that is still being investigated. Both helicopters from Camp Pendleton were training out of MCAS Yuma in Arizona. There were no survivors from the incident.