SAN DIEGO (AP) -- Their hometowns stretched from Connecticut to California. One young man was soon to become a father, another had just gotten engaged. One was a former youth pastor, while another was the son of one.
They were among the seven Marines killed in one of the Corps' deadliest aviation training accidents in years.
As their families grieved and shared memories, crews worked to clean up the accident site on a sprawling desert range near Yuma, Ariz.