WASHINGTON – The Marine Corps has identified the three Marines declared dead after their MV-22B Osprey crashed Saturday off the coast of Queensland, Australia.
26-year-old Lt. Benjamin R. Cross of Oxford, Maine
21-year-old Cpl. Nathaniel F. Ordway of Sedgwick, Kansas
19-year-old Pfc. Ruben P. Velasco of Los Angeles, California
The men were declared dead after extensive search and rescue efforts. Their remains were not recovered.
The Osprey crashed with 26 crew onboard while on final approach to the USS Green Bay during routine operations.
The incident remains under investigation.