At least 16 people are dead after a U.S. Marine Corps. KC-130 airplane from Tennessee crashed into a soybean field in Mississippi Monday.
The official Twitter account of the U.S. Marine Corps. tweeted that a ‘USMC KC-130 mishap occurred the evening of July 10. Further information will be released as available.’
Marine Corps spokeswoman Capt. Sarah Burns said in a statement that a Marine aircraft ‘experienced a mishap’ Monday evening.
LeFlore County EMA Director Fred Randal told WLBT that at least 16 people died in the crash on the aircraft that departed from Memphis.
LeFlore County Sheriff Ricky Banks said that 12 bodies have been recovered so far as of 8.30pm.
‘Most of them are gonna (sic) be Marines,’ the sheriff said. It’s unclear if there were any civilians on the plan.
He also said that emergency personnel are searching for the bodies of more victims across a large debris field in the dark Monday night.
Alan Hammons, an official with the Greenwood Airport, told CBS affiliate WNBD-D1 the plane was being tracked by air traffic controllers in Memphis and suffered a structural failure at 20,000 feet.
Trump TWICE retrieve a Marine’s hat blown by wind and put it back on his head.
As President Trump approached Marine One at Andrews Air Force Base just outside D.C. after returning home from Hamburg, he saw Marine’s white hat on the ground, picked it up, placed the hat on the Marine’s head and patted him on the arm. The hat obviously blew off his head amid turbulence from from the helicopter.
After Trump placed the hat on the Marine’s head, the wind carried it off again.
The President chased down the hat and returned it to him once again. Total class act.
Watch the video of the President and the Marine below:
Very funny! Here is a classic Obama joke (author unknown):
One sunny day in January 2017, an old man approaches the White House from across Pennsylvania Avenue where he’d been sitting on a park bench. He speaks to the U.S. Marine standing guard and says, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine looks at the man and says, “Sir, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here. ”The old man says, “Okay,” and walks away.
The following day the same man approaches the White House and says to the same Marine, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine again tells the man, “Sir, as I said yesterday, Mr. Obama is no longer President and no longer resides here.” The man thanks him and again just walks away.
The third day the same man approaches the White House and speaks to the very same U.S. Marine, saying, “I would like to go in and meet with President Obama.”
The Marine, understandably agitated at this point, looks at the man and says, “Sir, this is the third day in a row you have been here asking to speak to Mr. Obama. I’ve told you already that Mr. Obama is no longer the President and no longer resides here. Don’t you understand?”
The old man looks at the Marine and says, “Oh, I understand. I just love hearing it.”
The Marine snaps to attention, salutes, and says, “See you tomorrow, Sir!”
OUTRAGEOUS! MARINE MONICA STERLING COURT MARTIALED FOR PUTTING BIBLE VERSES ON HER DESK LOSE FIRST AMENDMENT APPEAL ON FEDERAL COURT
( Daily Mail ) A Marine who was court-martialed after refusing to take biblical verses down from her desk has lost her federal appeal, in a decision her representative called ‘outrageous’.
Marine Lance Corporal Monifa Sterling lost a 2014 court-martial at her base in Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, based in part on her refusal to remove the verses.
She challenged that action but was told Wednesday that she had lost the case after it was ruled that the order was not a ‘substantial burden’ on her First Amendment rights, Fox News reported.