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SSGT Vincent P Marketta

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SSGT Vincent P Marketta

Birth
Brick, Ocean County, New Jersey, USA
Death 27 Aug 2020 (aged 33)
San Clemente, Orange County, California, USA
Burial Arneytown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
Plot z3 89
Memorial ID 215159215 View Source
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Two soldiers killed in an aircraft accident on San Clemente Island have been identified, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command said Saturday.

According to the news release, 33-year-old Staff Sgt. Vincent P. Marketta of New Jersey and 22-year-old Sgt. Taylor M. Shelton of San Bernardino died on August 27 during an aviation training mishap.

Marketta enlisted in the Army in 2011 as a 15T UH-60 Black Hawk Repairer and was assigned to the 160th Special Operations Regiment. While assigned to the unit, Marketta deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. He also deployed multiple times to Iraq for Operation Inherent Resolve, according to the Army.

Shelton enlisted in the Army in 2016 also as a 15T UH-60 Black Hawk Repairer and was assigned to the same unit as Marketta. During his service, Shelton deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

"The loss of Staff Sgt. Marketta and Sgt. Shelton has left a scar in this Regiment that will never completely heal," said Col. Andrew R. Graham, commander of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne).

"Their level of dedication to the 160th SOAR (A) and their exemplary service in the Army is the embodiment of what it means to be a Night Stalker and a Soldier. Our priority now is to ensure the Families of our fallen warriors receive our complete support as we work through this tragedy together. We ask that you keep Staff Sgt. Marketta, Sgt. Shelton, their Families and fellow Night Stalkers in your thoughts and prayers."

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  • Created by: michael gavin
  • Added: 2 Sep 2020
  • Find a Grave Memorial 215159215
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/215159215/vincent-p-marketta : accessed ), memorial page for SSGT Vincent P Marketta (5 Aug 1987–27 Aug 2020), Find a Grave Memorial ID 215159215, citing Brig Gen Wm C Doyle Veterans Memorial Cemetery, Arneytown, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA ; Maintained by michael gavin (contributor 47665297) .