At least one Marine Corps member was killed on Thursday, and eight other members of the service disappeared unknowingly early Friday after an amphibious attack “scared” off the coast of Southern California, confirmed the I Marine Expeditionary Force on Friday morning.
Two more members of the service were injured in the incident, officials said in a Twitter message.
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The Navy and the Coast Guard are conducting a joint search and rescue operation for missing members of the service, which is assigned to the 15th Marine Expeditionary Unit, headquartered in Pendleton Camp near San Diego.
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“We are very saddened by this tragic event,”; said Regiment Christopher Bronzi, an official of the Commander of the 15th EU Union. “Please keep our sailors, the sailors and their families in prayer.
Amphibious assault machines are armored and can move from water to land.
This is an evolving story. Check for updates.