Last week, the entire nation mourned the loss of seven Marines and one Navy sailor who were lost during a training exercise.
After 40 hours of a search and rescue efforts, they were all presumed dead.
On Tuesday, however, their bodies were finally located when the wreckage of the amphibious assault vehicle (AAV) was found.
Found on the Ocean Floor
It took four days, but the wreckage was finally found 385 feet below the surface.
A statement on the recovery stated, “The Navy has expedited the movement of assets to recover the remains of the Marines and Sailor, as well as raise the AAV.
“The equipment to properly and safely perform the recovery from the sea floor will be in place at the end of this week, and a dignified transfer of our Marines and Sailor will occur as soon as possible after the conclusion of recovery operations.”