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Mon May 3, 2021, 07:05 PM

Marine Corps suspends general cited in fatal amphibious-vehicle disaster at sea

The Marine Corps suspended a general last week as it investigates his role in a disaster at sea that killed nine U.S. troops, senior service officials said Monday.

A Marine Corps investigation released in March determined that Maj. Gen. Robert F. Castellvi “bears some responsibility” for the incident in which a 35-year-old armored amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) sprang numerous leaks and sank off the coast of California last July.

The Marines found that the service members involved had not received appropriate instruction on how to get out of the vehicle quickly, and did not go through a required evaluation that could have revealed problems in the unit.

Eleven other Marine officials involved in the disaster were previously removed from their jobs or otherwise disciplined, but Castellvi had avoided any action against him, angering families of the Marines and sailor killed in the sinking. He was the commanding general of the 1st Marine Division, of Camp Pendleton, Calif., at the time of the disaster and rotated out to become Marine Corps inspector general several weeks later.


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Mon May 3, 2021, 08:42 PM

1. picture of the vehicle. what a nightmare

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