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U.S. Marine Corps identify Camp Pendleton Marine who fell overboard in Sulu Sea


Last updated 8/19/2018 at 10:31am

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Bradley J. Gee/Released

he Wasp-class amphibious assault ship USS Essex (LHD 2) and the San Antonio-class amphibious transport dock ship USS Anchorage (LPD 23) conduct maneuverers in the Pacific Ocean during a strait transit exercise.

SAN DIEGO - Military officials Saturday, Aug. 18, identified the San Diego-based Marine at the center of a search in the seas southeast of the Philippines that was called off earlier this week.

Cpl. Jonathan Currier, with the 13th Marine Expeditionary Unit stationed at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton in San Diego's North County, was reported overboard at 9:40 a.m. Thursday while the USS Essex was conducting routine operations in the Sulu Sea.

Currier was declared dead Aug. 17, 13th MEU Capt. Diann Rosenfield said.

"Our hearts go out to the Currier family," said Col. Chandler Nelms...

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