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Document: USMC Identifies 7 MARSOC Marines Killed in Florida Helo Accident

The following are the names and photos of the seven Marines who were killed in a training accident on March 10, 2015 Florida.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Seif, 26, a native of Holland, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an element member. His personal awards include Silver Star Medal, Combat Action ribbon, Navy And Marine Corps Gold Parachutist Jump Wings, and the Good Conduct medal in lieu of second award.

Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Seif, 26, a native of Holland, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an element member. His personal awards include Silver Star Medal, Combat Action ribbon, Navy And Marine Corps Gold Parachutist Jump Wings, and the Good Conduct medal in lieu of second award.

Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Kemp, 27, a native of Port Washington, Wisconsin, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a critical skills operator. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, Combat Action Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.

Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Kemp, 27, a native of Port Washington, Wisconsin, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a critical skills operator. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal with Valor, Combat Action Ribbon and Good Conduct Medal.

Staff Sgt. Liam A. Flynn died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Flynn, 33, a native of Queens, New York, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an assistant element member. His personal awards include (3) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor, the Bronze Star with Valor and Combat Action Ribbon.

Staff Sgt. Liam A. Flynn died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Flynn, 33, a native of Queens, New York, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an assistant element member. His personal awards include (3) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals with Valor, the Bronze Star with Valor and Combat Action Ribbon.

Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Blaylock, 29, a native of Lake Orion, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an element member. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action ribbon.

Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Blaylock, 29, a native of Lake Orion, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as an element member. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal with Valor, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal and Combat Action ribbon.

Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Bawol, 26, a native of Warren, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a critical skills operator. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action and Good Conduct Medal.

Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Bawol, 26, a native of Warren, Michigan, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a critical skills operator. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Combat Action and Good Conduct Medal.

Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Saunders, 33, a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a team chief. His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, (2) Navy Marine Commedation Medal, (5) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, and (5) Good Conduct Medals.

Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Saunders, 33, a native of Williamsburg, Virginia, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a team chief. His personal awards include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, (2) Navy Marine Commedation Medal, (5) Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medals, the Combat Infantry Badge, and (5) Good Conduct Medals.

Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Shaw, 31, a native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a team commander. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon (with two stars).

Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III died when a U.S. Army UH-60 Blackhawk Helicopter crashed near Eglin, Florida, at approximately 8:30 p.m. March 10, 2015. Shaw, 31, a native of Basking Ridge, New Jersey, served within U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operational Command as a team commander. His personal awards include the Navy and Marine Corps Commendation Medal, Navy and Marine Corps Achievement Medal, Navy Unit Commendation, Navy Meritorious Unit Commendation, National Defense Service Medal, Iraq Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, and the Sea Service Deployment ribbon (with two stars).

  • Marjus Plaku

    Damn, we lost some studs. Rest in peace guys. You did what you could when you had the chance. We’ll pick up the pieces and carry on where you left off.

  • MySay500

    This is so sad and tragic that these young men were who represent the good we we see in so few people. Rest in peace.

  • Sandy

    May GOD Keep you in HIS loving Arms – you guys put it on the line, and HE knows as well as a grateful nation.

  • scrapplejoe

    Sad losing hero’s. Rest in Peace.

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  • ddraper32309

    Semper Fi