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Parents of Marine killed in military training exercise speaks on year anniversary of accident

On Thursday, members of the family of the eight marines and one sailor that died on the AVV shall be bringing inquiries to BAE Systems, the producers of the vessel.

SAN DIEGO — Carlos and Evelyn Baltierra have been going by their final reminiscences they’d with their son Bryan. He was one of the 9 service members that died one year in the past in a training exercise in San Clemente Island when an Amphibious Assault Vehicle or AAV sank 400 ft. 

“They were done for the day, Bryan was so excited to go to all these countries,” mentioned Evelyn Baltierra.

Carlos and Evelyn mentioned they each have questions for the Marine Corps.

“We’re still waiting for answers. This could have been prevented,” mentioned Carlos. 

On March 22, Carlos mentioned the households of the 9 who died obtained an in depth clarification of what occurred – however there was rather a lot of redacted data. 

“It was very hard to hear the details,” mentioned Carlos. 

“We found out later that there was no communication, there was none,” mentioned Evelyn.

On Thursday, members of the family of the eight marines and one sailor that died on the AVV shall be bringing inquiries to BAE Systems, the producers of the vessel.

Carlos and Evelyn mentioned this might have all been prevented with appropriate commonplace of operations adopted and correct communication.

The household mentioned they miss Bryan day by day, and they’re all nonetheless grieving.

“I actually left him a message the day after I found out that he passed away,” Carlos mentioned. “I’m sorry this happened to you. Going forward, you’ll be in good hands. Rest in peace.”

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