Marine Corps general fired over deadly amphibious vehicle sinking

Nine troops were killed when the tank went down last summer, one of the Marines’ deadliest incidents in recent years.

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- The Marine Corps announced it was relieving a general of his duties following the sinking of an amphibious assault vehicle 70 miles off the coast of San Diego last summer. That's according to our reporting partners at the "San Diego Union-Tribune." Maj. Gen. Robert Castellvi is the highest-ranking Marine officer to be punished in connection to the deadly incident.

Eight Marines and one sailor died when the AAV took on water near San Clemente Island. An investigation found the vehicles were poorly maintained and the service members weren't properly trained. 11 other military leaders have also been demoted or faced other discipline.