Search ends for missing

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The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (CG 6608) from Air Station Barbers Point conducts a brief prior to take off Jan. 17, 2016. The Dolphin crew relieved the night crew to conduct daytime searches for 12 Marine aviators off the North Shore of Oahu. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Lt. Sarah Bradley/Released)

The crew of a Coast Guard MH-65 Dolphin helicopter (CG 6608) from Air Station Barbers Point conducts a search for 12 Marine aviators off the North Shore of Oahu Jan. 17, 2016. The Dolphin crew relieved the night crew to conduct daytime searches. (U.S. Coast Guard photo by Air Station Barbers Point/Released)

III Marine Expeditionary Force
News Release

MARINE CORPS BASE HAWAII, Kaneohe Bay — Search and rescue efforts remain ongoing for 12 U.S. Marines after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters impacted the water off the coast of Oahu’s Waimea Bay along the North Shore the evening of Jan. 14.

The U.S. Coast Guard District 14 is leading the search and rescue operations.

The commanding general of the 1st Marine Aircraft Wing, Brig. Gen. Russell A.C. Sanborn, delivered remarks on the search and rescue operation in a press conference Sunday, Jan. 17, at Hale’iwa Alii Beach Park.

We remain faithful to our Marines and their families as we support them in this trying hour. Our thoughts and prayers are with them all during this difficult time.

(Editor’s notes: Information herein pulled from several DVIDS releases; names provided by Cpl. Brittney Vito, MCBH.)

 

Points of Contact

Personnel seeking additional information should contact the Marine Corps Public Affairs Office for Capt. Tim Irish at mcbh.eoc.pao.fct2@usmc.mil or call 216-7183.

For additional information regarding the Coast Guard, call Lt. Scott Carr at 291-3394 or 535-3230.

For the latest published products, visit DVIDS at https://www.dvidshub.net/feature/CH53incident.

 

The Missing Marines

Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, College Station, Texas.

Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, Philadelphia, Pa.

Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, St. Louis, Mo.

Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, Florence, Ala.

Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24, Chaska, Minn.

Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, Gardners, Pa.

Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, Woodruff, S.C.

Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, Florala, Ala.

Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, Spring, Texas.

Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, Fort Myers, Fla.

Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando, 23, Hingham, Mass.

Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, Aumsville, Ore.

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