Flags are placed at the scene of the accident in Randolph, New Hampshire.
Photo: Michael Casey/AP
A devastating crash on Friday night that left seven motorcyclists dead in New Hampshire involved Marines with the Jarheads Motorcycle Club.
According to NPR, some of the motorcyclists were members of the club, which is made up of active and veteran Marines. They were traveling "to a bike gathering in northern New Hampshire."
A GoFundMe campaign that was launched to raise money for the victims' families says they lost "5 patch holders and 2 supporters." The campaign has already raised more than $30,000.
The accident occurred when a Dodge pickup "collided with the riders," the AP reported. The cause of the crash is unknown.
Two other motorcyclists were injured, according to NPR, and one other person was airlifted to a nearby hospital.
New Hampshire State Police Capt. Chris Vetter told reporters that it's "tragic for those involved, tragic for the families ... we're doing our work and our thoughts are with the people who were adversely affected by this," the AP reports.
A witness to the crash, Miranda Thompson, told the AP people were "in the grass. There were people putting tourniquets on people, trying to make sure they didn't move."
The four SEALs will soon receive a letter that they have to appear before a board that will consider whether their tridents should be revoked, a defense official told Task & Purpose on condition of anonymity.
From left to right: Naval Special Warfare Operator First Class Eddie Gallagher, Army 1Lt. Clint Lorance, and Army Special Forces Maj. Mathew Golsteyn
On Friday, President Donald Trump intervened in the cases of three U.S. service members accused of war crimes, granting pardons to two Army soldiers accused of murder in Afghanistan and restoring the rank of a Navy SEAL found guilty of wrongdoing in Iraq.
While the statements coming out of the Pentagon regarding Trump's actions have been understandably measured, comments from former military leaders and other knowledgable veterans help paint a picture as to why the president's Friday actions are so controversial.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. aircraft carrier strike group Abraham Lincoln sailed through the vital Strait of Hormuz on Tuesday, U.S. officials told Reuters, amid simmering tensions between Iran and the United States.
Tensions in the Gulf have risen since attacks on oil tankers this summer, including off the coast of the United Arab Emirates, and a major assault on energy facilities in Saudi Arabia. Washington has blamed Iran, which has denied being behind the attacks on global energy infrastructure.
Iran continues to support the Taliban to counter U.S. influence in Afghanistan, a recent Defense Intelligence Agency report on Iran's military power says.
Iran's other goals in Afghanistan include combating ISIS-Khorasan and increasing its influence in any government that is formed as part of a political reconciliation of the warring sides, according to the report, which the Pentagon released on Tuesday.