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USMC General Relieved of Duty Over Deadly Ocean-Training Accident


Last updated 6/9/2021 at 5:15pm

SAN DIEGO - The U.S. Marine Corps announced today that another high-ranking officer has been relieved of duty over an ocean training accident

that killed nine service members near San Clemente Island last summer.

Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi, who was commander of the 1st Marine Division when the amphibious assault vehicle the Camp Pendleton-based personnel were aboard sank off the coast of northern San Diego County, had been assigned to the post of inspector general of the Marine Corps following the disaster.

Last month, Gen. David Berger, commandant of the USMC, suspended Castellvi fr...

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