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Sat Jun 11, 2022, 11:18 AM

Former LA Dodger's son among 5 Marines killed in crash in California

https://www.10tv.com/article/news/son-of-former-la-dodger-among-marines-killed/509-bf358167-b56c-432b-88ae-a6f27eb917e0

GLAMIS, Calif. — One of the five U.S. Marines killed when their Osprey aircraft crashed during a training flight near Glamis in Imperial County was identified on Friday as, Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California, an MV-22B Pilot. Sax is also the the son of Steve Sax, 5x All Star, former Major League Baseball player for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Oakland A’s.

Steve Sax said in statement,

“It is with complete devastation that I announce that my precious son, Johnny was one of the five (5) US Marines that perished on Wednesday, June 8 in the Osprey Military crash near San Diego” said Sax. “For those of you that knew Johnny, you saw his huge smile, bright light, his love for his family, the Marines, the joy of flying airplanes and defending our country! He was my hero and the best man I know, there was no better person to defend our country.” said Sax.

“Johnny Sax knew he wanted to be a pilot since his young years and would tell his Dad what types of planes were flying overhead while playing little league baseball in the outfield. “There was never any doubt from a young age that Johnny would be a pilot and his passion was to fly! I am so proud of the man he became and so proud to call him my son!” said Sax. “This loss will change my life forever and is a loss to not only the Marines but this world!”


RIP Devil Dogs.

I remember sitting in my office at Camp Pendleton watching game 1 of the 1988 World Series when Kirk Gibson hit his memorable home run in the bottom of the 9th inning to win the game, on deck was Steve Sax.

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MarineCombatEngineer Jun 2022 OP
wendyb-NC Jun 2022 #1
Ohio Joe Jun 2022 #2
Coventina Jun 2022 #3
BlackSkimmer Jun 2022 #4
MarineCombatEngineer Jun 2022 #5
BlackSkimmer Jun 2022 #6
greenjar_01 Jun 2022 #7

Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 11:29 AM

1. Oh no, that's so sad

My heart goes out to them and their loved ones. R.I.P.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 11:58 AM

2. RIP

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 12:20 PM

3. Steve Sax is such a great guy. (I've been told by people who have met him)

My deepest condolences.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 12:24 PM

4. Haven't there been all kinds of incidents with the Osprey in the past as well?

Horrible.

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Response to BlackSkimmer (Reply #4)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 12:38 PM

5. Yes,

although I retired in '99, so I didn't get the dubious pleasure of riding in one.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #5)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 01:02 PM

6. I thought I remembered that about that aircraft.

I don't think I'd want to take a ride in one either.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Original post)

Sat Jun 11, 2022, 01:03 PM

7. These Ospreys, yeesh

 

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