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Fatal crashes blamed on mechanical failure

    COURTESY PHOTOS Maj. Gen. John Toolan, front, commanding general for Regional Command Southwest, and Maj. Gen. Glenn Walters, commanding general, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing (Forward), paid their respects to the six fallen Marines (pictured below) of Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 363 at a ceremony in January 2012 at Camp Bastion, Af­ghani­stan. The men died on Jan. 19, 2012, when their CH-53D Sea Stallion helicopter crashed while conducting combat operations in Hel­mand province, Af­ghani­stan.
    A Marine Corps CH-53D Sea Stallion that had been in service for many years crashed onto the sandbar in Kaneohe Bay.

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