The Marines have now confirmed that one person died yesterday when a helicopter crashed at Camp Pendleton. The five Marines injured in the crash were taken to area hospitals, including Scripps La Jolla and Mission Hospital in Orange County, as reported yesterday by Home Post. The Marines have not yet released the names of those involved in the crash.
The aircraft involved in the accident was an UH-1Y Huey helicopter, according to NBC 7/39:
Los Angeles TV station ABC7 has posted this video piece on the crash. Take a look:
Members of Congress and veterans leaders called for federal action to absolve the debts of nearly 10,000 soldiers in California alone who have been ordered by the Pentagon to repay enlistment bonuses a decade after they signed up to serve in Iraq and Afghanistan.
The state reached a $252,000 settlement with two contractors over the companies' unlawful evictions of 18 military service members and their families from private military housing in San Diego and Orange counties.