Capt. John J. Sax, who is the son of former MLB All-Star Steve Sax, was one of five Marines killed during routine training after an MV-22 Osprey crashed in Glamis, California, on Wednesday.
Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California, an MV-22B Pilot.
Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico, a Tiltrotor Crew Chief.
The cause of this crash is currently under investigation.
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John Sax was based in Camp Pendleton in Oceanside, California. He served the Marines for five years and eight months and earned the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and a Letter of Appreciation.
Today we remember the lives of John Sax, the son of former All-Star Steve, and four fellow Marines of the Purple Fox family who perished in a tragic aircraft accident. With gratitude for their service to our country, we send our deepest condolences to their families and friends.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are saddened to hear about the passing of Steve Sax’s son, John, and the five Marines who lost their lives in this week’s tragic helicopter accident. Our thoughts and condolences go out to their families and friends.
Steve Sax was a five-time All-Star second baseman and two-time World Series champion who played 14 MLB seasons (1981-1994) for the Dodgers, New York Yankees, Chicago White Sox and Oakland Athletics.
source: Bleacher Report