Thirty Marines, 1 Sailor Die in Helicopter Crash
All Marines, Sailors, Soldiers and Airmen of the I Marine Expeditionary Force mourn the tragic loss of our brothers in arms.
A recovery team is at the crash site, and the cause of the crash is currently under investigation.
The names of the deceased are being withheld pending next of kin notification.
"While we mourn the loss of these heroes, we will honor their sacrifice by continuing our mission to bring democracy to the people of Iraq," said Lt. Gen. John F. Sattler, commanding general, I Marine Expeditionary Force. "To the families of these brave men, our heartfelt thoughts and prayers go out to you at this most difficult of times."
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