Five Marines Identified From Fatal Osprey Crash

Faye Higbee
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The five Marines identified from the fatal Osprey crash on Wednesday are, in alphabetical order: Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21 (Winnebago, Illinois); Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31 (Rockingham, New Hampshire); Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21 (Johnson, Wyoming); Capt. John J. Sax, 33 (Placer, California); and, Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19 (Valencia, New Mexico).

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Captain Losapio and Captain Sax were the pilots of the MV-22B Osprey. Cpl Carlson, Cpl Rasmuson, and LCpl Strickland were crew chiefs. The fatal Osprey crash was the second time an MV-22B crashed in 2022.

“It is with heavy hearts that we mourn the loss of five Marines from the Purple Fox family.This is an extremely difficult time for VMM-364 and it is hard to express the impact that this loss has had on our squadron and its families. Our primary mission now is taking care of the family members of our fallen Marines and we respectfully request privacy for their families as they navigate this difficult time.

“We appreciate all the prayers and support from the strong extended Purple Fox family and want them to know that more information will be forthcoming on how to help.”

Lt. Col. John C. Miller, Commanding Officer of VMM-364

As we previously reported, the fatal Osprey crash occurred on June 8, on the training range near the small town of Glamis, California. The area has miles of training area in a remote section of the Mojave Desert. The Fatal Osprey crash was the second fatal crash in that area in less than a week. A third military aircraft crashed in the same area, but all crew members survived.


Featured screenshot: Center: Captain Nicolas Losapio; top right Captain John Sax; Center right: Cpl Nathan Carlson; Top Left: Cpl Seth Rasmuson; Bottom Left: LCpl Evan Strickland.

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