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Marines plan anniversary march in honor of their brothers killed in helicopter crash

Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III, Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol, Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock, Staff Sgt. Liam A. Flynn, Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif (Source: USMC) Capt. Stanford Henry Shaw III, Master Sgt. Thomas Saunders, Staff Sgt. Marcus Bawol, Staff Sgt. Trevor P. Blaylock, Staff Sgt. Liam A. Flynn, Staff Sgt. Kerry Kemp, Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif (Source: USMC)
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A special march is planned to honor the seven Marines killed in a helicopter crash in March.

According to Marine Corps Times, 14 Marine Raiders will participate in a 770-mile march on the anniversary of the crash that left the seven special forces Marines stationed out of Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, and four Louisiana Army National Guardsmen dead.

The article stated the group will leave Navarre, Florida, on March 11 and walk the 770 miles to Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. The crash happened near Navarre. The walk is expected to take 10 days to complete.

"I don’t want this helicopter tragedy to be the defining moment in their lives, because it wasn’t," Staff Sgt. Nate Harris, who launched the group, said. "These guys were real people: they were fathers, brothers and sons; they had family and friends; they were successful in the MARSOC community and earned their spot as a Raider."

The Black Hawk helicopter the 11 troops were in while performing a nighttime training exercise crashed off Florida’s panhandle on March 10.

In June, authorities announced the investigation showed the crash was caused by pilot error.

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