Marines killed in military aircraft crash in California have been identified

The five U.S. Marines who died in a military aircraft crash in Southern California on Wednesday have been identified.

The deceased were identified as Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois; Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Rockingham, New Hampshire; Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson, Wyoming; Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California; and, Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia.

The Marines were killed when an MV-22B Osprey they were riding in crashed near Glamis, California on June 8, 2022, the office said.

"It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of five Marines from the Purple Fox family," said Lt. Col. John C. Miller, Commanding Officer of VMM-364, per the statement.

Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois, a Tiltrotor Crew Chief, who died on June 8, 2022. (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing) (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing)

Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Rockingham, New Hampshire, an MV-22B Pilot, died on June 8, 2022. (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing) (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing)

Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson County, Wyoming, a Tiltrotor Crew Chief, who died on June 8, 2022. (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing) (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing)

Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California, an MV-22B Pilot, who died on June 8, 2022. (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing) (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing)

Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico, a Tiltrotor Crew Chief, who died on June 8, 2022. (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing) (3rd Marine Aircraft Wing))

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