The entire country would be in mourning if this was a team of professional sports players killed in a plane crash, but these are the faces of America’s heroes killed in an amphibious assault vehicle mishap while training for an upcoming deployment.
Where is the equal media coverage? Honor the fallen not the famous for they are the ones who make the biggest sacrifice.
- Lance Cpl. Guillermo S. Perez, of New Braunfels, Texas,
- Bryan J. Baltierra, 19, of Corona, California, a rifleman.
- Lance Cpl. Marco A. Barranco, 21, of Montebello, California, a rifleman.
- Evan A. Bath, 19, of Oak Creek, Wisconsin, a rifleman.
- S. Navy Hospitalman Christopher Gnem, 22, of Stockton, California, a hospital corpsman.
- Jack Ryan Ostrovsky, 21, of Bend, Oregon, a rifleman
- Wesley A. Rodd, 23, of Harris, Texas, a rifleman.
- Lance Cpl. Chase D. Sweetwood, 19, of Portland, Oregon, a rifleman.
- Cesar A. Villanueva, 21, of Riverside, California, a rifleman.