Sister Mary Hellfire
- Aug 21, 2008
- SE of Disorder
From WKRG (local news station)
I hope that these troops are found soon, and found safe. It's been raining the last two or three days, but the temperatures are much milder than this time a week ago, so there's that going for them. Say a prayer, guys and girls.PENSACOLA, Fl. - Seven Marines and four soldiers are missing early Wednesday after an Army helicopter crashed during a night training exercise at Eglin Air Force Base in the Florida Panhandle.
Base officials say the Marines are part of a Camp Lejeune-based special operations group and the soldiers are from a Hammond, Louisiana-based National Guard unit.
Eglin spokesman Andy Bourland says the helicopter was reported missing around 8:30 p.m. Tuesday and search and rescue crews found debris from the crash around 2 a.m. Wednesday.
The helicopter went down during a routine training mission on a remote swath of beach between Pensacola and Destin. The beach is owned by the military and is used for test missions.