Fort Dix Marine Killed in Morocco

The Marine Corps identifies two Marines who died during a training exercise.

Friday, Apr 13, 2012  |  Updated 9:01 AM EDT
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Fort Dix Marine Killed in Morocco

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A Marine from Fort Dix, N.J. is one of two killed during a training exercise involving an MV-22 Osprey in Morroco.

The military has identified the two Marines killed in the crash of an MV-22 Osprey in Morocco.

The Marine Corps says Cpl. Robby Reyes of Los Angeles and Cpl. Derek Kerns of Fort Dix, N.J., died Wednesday in the training exercise. Both were MV-22 crew chiefs and were based at New River Air Station in North Carolina.

Reyes had joined the Marines in 2007. Kerns had joined a year later.

The military said it would not provide the names of two Marines injured in the crash.

A Marine spokesman said earlier this week that the Osprey crashed in a training area southwest of Agadir, Morocco, after taking off from the amphibious assault ship USS Iwo Jima.

The 10-day exercise is to end April 17 and involves about 1,200 U.S. military personnel.
 
 

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