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Marines injured in training accident identified

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Six of the eight soldiers injured in the training accident in Nevada were identified by Marine Corp Thursday. 

 LCpl Sean J. Burke, LCpl Douglas L. Hand II, LCpl Myles E. Harris, HM3 Ian S. McClanahan, Sgt Caleb W. Patton, and CWO-2 Ryan P. West were all injured when a mortar exploded inside its tube during training at at Hawthorne Army Depot.

The injured were transported to Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno for treatment.

McClanahan is considered to have sustained the worst injuries of the survivors. Burke, Hand, Harris, Patton and West are seriously injured.

Two Marines were treated for minor injuries and released.

"We send our prayers and condolences to the families of the Marines and sailors who have been killed and injured in this tragic accident," said Brig. Gen. Jim Lukeman, 2nd Marine Division Commanding General. "Our first priority is to provide them with the support they need during this very difficult time, and we're doing that right now."

Seven Marines were killed in the accident. Their bodies were transported from Reno to Dover Air Force Base Thursday.
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