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Posted: 2/7/2002 8:44:43 AM EDT
[Last Edit: 2/8/2002 7:40:57 AM EDT by warlord]
Radio station KFWB is one of the 2 all news radio stations in Los Angeles, Calif. ============================================================ [url]http://www.kfwb.com/news/local/l020701.html[/url] Marines Killed At Camp Pendleton Accident (KFWB) 2.07.02, 6:10a -- An accident during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton has claimed the lives of three Marines. Five other Marines were injured when their vehicle overturned at about 6:30pm Wednesday. Officials would not release any other details and would not say what kind of vehicle was involved. The names of the Marines were not released pending family notification. Two of those injured are said to be in fair condition. There were no details available on the conditions of the others. The accident is under investigation. Over the past three years, at least four Marines have been killed and 10 others injured at Camp Pendleton, which is home to more than 60,000 military and civilian personnel. It is located 40 miles north of San Diego.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 10:50:52 AM EDT
Anybody know what there were riding?
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 1:11:23 PM EDT
No. Heck, I live on the base and I don't know what happened...yet.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:16:47 PM EDT
KCBS Channel 2 is a L.A. Calif. CBS-affliated television station. ======================================================================= [url]http://cbs2.com/topstories/StoryFolder/story_213433080_html[/url] Three Marines Killed At Camp Pendleton Five Others Injured In Training Exercise (AP) (CAMP PENDLETON, Calif.) Feb 7, 2002 3:47 pm Three Marines were killed and four others and a Navy corpsman were injured when a 5-ton truck rolled over during a night artillery exercise, a base spokesman said Thursday. The fatalities follow the deaths of nine Southern California-based Marines in aviation crashes this year while supporting the war in Afghanistan. The canvas-topped truck rolled over at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday during an exercise in which an artillery unit was practicing firing and moving from one location to another, Maj. Curtis Hill told a press conference. The accident occurred in darkness and good weather, but officials would not release any other circumstances, including whether the truck was on a developed road. "As Marines we pride ourselves on our ability to operate at night and in order to do that we have to train at night," Hill said. Killed were: Cpl. Daniel L. Hudson, 21, of Bolingbrook, Ill. Cpl. Aaron M. Pinnetti, 19, of Bristol, Maine Cpl. Benjamin H. Worchel, 21, of San Antonio, Texas The injured were: Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Jay C. Bradbury, a hospital corpsman Lance Cpl. Radonte S. Dean, a field artillery cannoneer Cpl. Gregory A. Greer, a field artillery cannoneer Cpl. Eloy Martinez, a field artillery cannoneer Cpl. Jason C. Oborn, a field artillery cannoneer No hometowns were released. Bradbury and Dean were treated at the base hospital and released. Martinez and Oborn were listed in fair condition at Palomar Medical Center in Escondido. Greer was in stable condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital La Jolla. In nearby Oceanside, where many businesses and residents have ties to the base, people mourned the deaths. "We do feel their pain. Those people are our neighbors, our sons, our daughters," said John Daley, owner of the 101 Cafe. At least four Marines have been killed and 10 others injured at Camp Pendleton over the past three years. Two of the deaths occurred during training exercises. Six Marines and a Navy corpsman died in December 1999 when their twin-rotor CH-46E Sea Knight crashed 15 miles off the San Diego coast during training for a deployment to the Persian Gulf. Camp Pendleton, 40 miles north of San Diego, has more than 60,000 military and civilian personnel. The war on terrorism has been difficult for Marines stationed at Camp Pendleton and at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, also in north San Diego County. Seven Miramar Marines were killed Jan. 9 in a plane crash in Pakistan. Less than two weeks later, two more Marines died in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan. At the Rusty Spur, a favorite watering hole for Marines in Oceanside, bartender Pamela Rash was dismayed when she learned about Wednesday's accident. "Anytime a Marine dies, it's difficult," said Rash, whose brother is stationed at Camp Pendleton and has been called to duty in Afghanistan. "It doesn't matter if it's over here or over there." (© 2002 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.
Link Posted: 2/7/2002 9:23:24 PM EDT
[url]http://www.ocregister.com/news/breakingnews.shtml[/url] Camp Pendleton accident kills 3, injures 5 Dead and injured identified in a statement from the base. February 7, 2002 By GARY ROBBINS The Orange County Register Three Marines were killed and five other servicemen injured at 5:50 p.m. Wednesday when a 5 ton truck towing a M198 Howitzer rolled over in the India Training Area of Camp Pendleton, authorities said. The tragedy happened on Deluz Canyon Road while 250 Marines and sailors were engaged in what Camp Pendleton officials described as "a scheduled battalion-level firing exercise ...The unit was displacing from one firing position to another when the accident occurred." Most of the servicemen were members of the 5th Battalion, 11th Marine Artillery Regiment, which Camp Pendleton officials say routinely deploys with the Marine Expeditionary Units the base sends overseas. In a statement, the base identified the dead as: Cpl. Daniel L. Hudson, 21, of Bolingbrook, Ill; Cpl. Aaron M. Pinnetti, 19, of Bristol, ME.; Cpl. Benjamin H. Worchel, 21, of San Antonio, TX. All three men served as field artillery cannoneers. Camp Pendleton said the injured personnel included five artillery cannoneers. The statement lists them as: Petty Officer 3rd Class Jay C. Bradbury, a hospital corpsman. He was treated and released from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; Lance Cpl. Radonte S. Dean. Authorities listed him in stable condition at Scripps Memorial Hospital, La Jolla; Cpl. Gregory A. Greer. He was treated and released from Naval Hospital Camp Pendleton; Cpl. Eloy Martinez. He is listed in stable condition at Palomar Medical Center, Escondido; Cpl. Jason C. Oborn. He was listed in stable condition at Palomar Medical Center, the Marines said. Wednesday's crash comes just over a year after Sgt. Daniel Enriquez, a combat instructor, was killed when the truck he was riding in turned over in the Camp San Mateo section of the base. Two other Marines were injured. -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Copyright 2002 The Orange County Register
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 7:43:10 AM EDT
btt
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 8:45:37 AM EDT
From the ages of those involved....I'll bet they were joyriding in the truck and flipped it. Used to do plenty of that myself when I was in the AF.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 9:13:41 AM EDT
TRW That is total BS, the fact is that the 5 ton M923 truck is pulling an 8 ton gun. The cannoneers normally operate and move in the back of the truck, the 3 Marines killed were just that, 0811s in the back of their gun truck. This sort of accident happens all the time in the artillery community. The normal cause is that someone in a POV pulls out in front of the truck in traffic because they don’t realize that the truck is over its capacity and cannot stop easily when towing a gun.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 9:27:26 AM EDT
I gotta agree with STLRN. Arty is some of the worst balanced equipment out there, and towing the stuff is probably the most dangerous kind of driving. If the arty drops a wheel off the road, the entire truck can go with it. Nobody "joyrides" in a 5-ton truck. A HMMWV, maybe.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 10:02:50 AM EDT
Isn't it unusual to have that many corporals together in a small unit? I recall the lance corporals and PFCs outnumbering the corporals by at least 2-1 in most situations.
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 10:11:17 AM EDT
Link Posted: 2/8/2002 4:06:05 PM EDT
Originally Posted By STLRN: The normal cause is that someone in a POV pulls out in front of the truck in traffic because they don’t realize that the truck is over its capacity and cannot stop easily when towing a gun.
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Don't forget the POV with headlights on coming towards you while you're using NVGs! I used to HATE Ft Sill for that, especially along the boundary roads. That, and having to go from service drive to blackout and back to service drive several times on a road march.
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