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Saturday, December 10, 2022

WWII ‘ghost ship’ found in California

This October 11, after the drought in the United States, it was clear A World War II shipwreck that was stranded on Lake Shasta in California, environmental officials announced the discovery.

It was the Shasta-Trinity Forest Service that revealed the images of the boat, which appeared when the waters of the reservoir, one of the largest in the country, went down, although it is not known how Higgins’ boat reached that lake. arrived, as it was identified.

“This boat appeared in the shallow waters of Lake Shasta. It is marked ’31-17′, confirming it as the ship assigned to the USS Monrovia attack transport. The ship was Patton’s headquarters during the invasion of Sicily. Its sinking status remains a mystery.”, announced the local Forest Service, emphasizing that they so far have information about the ship.

According to information from local media, it began to appear isolated from water from mid-2021, but as the level of the reservoir decreased, it was not fully discovered until this October. Meanwhile, it was reported that he was in the Mediterranean in 1942, but returned to the United States.

local environment new York Times, insisted that the boat be pulled out of the lake, After being restored and processed by officials, it will be on display at the Nebraska Museum; Apparently, they will focus on rebuilding the vehicle as faithful as possible to its original model.

In addition, it was reported that after its service in World War II, the ship was also present in North Korea and was being sold as unserviceable in 1968.

California Marine Soldier Dies After Falling During Training

An 18-year-old US Marine soldier died after falling during a training exercise at Camp Pendleton in Southern California last month, military officials said on Saturday.

Private Xavier Pong was attending scheduled training on September 27, when he “fainted and became unresponsive,” the Marine Corps said in a statement. Pong died at Camp Pendleton Naval Hospital.

,We are deeply saddened by the untimely passing of Private First Class Xavier Pong during his journey to become a United States Marine.”General Jason Morris, Commanding General of Marine Corps Recruit Depot San Diego, said in the statement.

“We are committed to honoring his memory, supporting those in need, and investigating the cause of his death to ensure we can safely convert civilians to Marines. And keep the faith of the American people,” Morris continued.

Pong was born in Las Cruces, New Mexico, and spent his entire life in the area before graduating from Mayfield High School in May, according to his online obituary.

For their part, the Marines did not immediately say what kind of training the soldiers were engaged in when Pong fell. Too, Officials also did not explain why they waited 11 days to announce his death.

For now, Morris said Navy officials are still investigating the cause of Pong’s death.

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