MARSOC to release names of Raiders killed in noon press conference

Marine captains and KC-130J pilots Sean Elliott (left) and Orlando Samudio conduct a formation flight near Mor?n Air Base in Spain on March 25, 2015. (1st Lt. Danielle Dixon / U.S. Marine Corps Forces Europe)

SNEADS FERRY, Onslow County - The U.S. Marine Corps Forces Special Operations Command will hold a press conference Friday at noon to announce the names of the six Marines and Navy Corpsman killed Monday in a KC-130 plane crash in Mississippi.

The press conference will be held at MARSOC headquarters aboard Stone Bay in Sneads Ferry. Col. Steven Grass, who is the deputy commander of MARSOC, will read a statement and answer questions from the media.

Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE /* Style Definitions */ table.MsoNormalTable Through friends and family members, 12 of the 16 service members killed in Monday's crash have been publicly identified, including four of the seven individuals from the MARSOC Raiders unit based at Camp Lejeune.