March 19, 2013

RIP: 7 Marines Killed in Training Accident

Sad news:

An explosion at a military ammunition storage facility in Nevada during a Marine Corps training exercise killed seven U.S. Marines and wounded several others, military officials said.

The North Carolina-based Marines with the 2nd Marine Division were killed late Monday when a 60-millimeter mortar exploded during a live-fire training exercise at Hawthorne Army Depot as they were preparing to fire it.

We should always remember that what Marines and members of our other military services do is dangerous, even when they're not engaged in combat. So, be grateful to each and every man and woman who puts on that uniform in defense of our freedom.

Our prayers are with the families.

By Rusty Shackleford, Ph.D. at 12:24 PM | Comments |