A Marine from Callaway County, Missouri has been identified as one of the victims of a military plane crash that happened in Mississippi on Monday.
Sgt. Talon Leach, 27, was one of 16 soldiers who died when the KC-130 transport plane crashed. Fifteen of those victims were U.S. Marines, the other was a Navy corpsman.
The cause of the crash is still unknown at this time.
According to a news release from the Marine Corps, Leach had recently been deployed as part of Operation Inherent Resolve, a campaign to remove the threat posed by ISIS.
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