U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Brian Adam Jones/Released 120124-M-0000J-012.jpg
Jan 24, 2012
Lt. Col. Mark Revor, commanding officer of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, pays his respects to his six fallen Marines during a ceremony at Camp Bastion, Afghanistan, Jan. 24. The men died when their CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crashed conducting combat operations in Helmand province, Afghanistan, Jan. 19. While the crash is currently under investigation, NATO officials said there were no signs of enemy activity in the area at the time of the incident. “It is difficult to be here, easier to suppress our emotions and move on with our daily routine,” said Lt. Col. Mark Revor, commanding officer of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363, in his remarks at the ceremony. “It is difficult because they were more than friends, more than family – they were our brothers and our comrades.”
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