US Marines Ends Search for Missing Servicemen 

Posted on August 2, 2020 5:45 am

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The U.S. Marines says it has ended the search and rescue mission for seven missing Marines and one Sailor following an accident in Southern California. All the service members are presumed dead. 

“It is with a heavy heart, that I decided to conclude the search and rescue effort,”  Col. Christopher Bronzi, 15th MEU Commanding Officer, said in a statement.   “The steadfast dedication of the Marines, Sailors, and Coast Guardsmen to the persistent rescue effort was tremendous.” 

“As we turn to recovery operations, we will continue our exhaustive search for our missing Marines and Sailor,” Bronzi said.   

Fifteen Marines and one Sailor were