Thursday, July 13, 2017




Stewart Marine unit leader thanks community for support

STEWART ANG BASE – The commander of the Marine Aerial Refueling and Transport Squadron Wednesday thanked the Orange County community for its support following the plane crash that claimed 16 lives including nine members of his Stewart Airport-based unit.

Lt. Col. Joshua Izenour requested that when the names of the lost Marines are made public that the community “respect their loved ones’ privacy.”

He said his main focus is on providing the necessary resources and support to their families during this difficult emotional time as well as ensuring support to his command’s service members and families, who also grieve the loss of the fallen Marines.

Izenour thanked the local Orange County community, the command leadership and airmen of the 105th Airlift Wing of the National Guard, with whom they share a base, local and county law enforcement, as well as social and family support teams that have offered assistance.

“Please continue to keep the families of the fallen service members from my unit and the Camp Lejeune, NC.-based 2nd Marine Raider Battalion in your thoughts and prayers,” the major said.


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