Tunnel to Towers to Help Families of Two U.S. Marines Killed in CA Aircraft Crash

On June 8, 2022 five U.S. Marines were killed when their aircraft crashed during a training mission in the desert near Glamis, California just outside of San Diego.

The U.S. Marines have identified the five service members who were killed: 

  • Capt. John J. Sax, 33, of Placer, California, an MV-22B pilot.
  • Cpl. Seth D. Rasmuson, 21, of Johnson, Wyoming., a Tiltrotor crew chief.
  • Cpl. Nathan E. Carlson, 21, of Winnebago, Illinois, a Tiltrotor crew chief.
  • Capt. Nicholas P. Losapio, 31, of Exeter, New Hampshire, an MV-22B pilot.
  • Lance Cpl. Evan A. Strickland, 19, of Valencia, New Mexico., a Tiltrotor crew chief.

All five members were based at the Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton, California. 

The Tunnel to Towers Foundation announced it will pay off the mortgages, in-full, on the homes of USMC Captain John Sax and USMC Corporal Seth Rasmuson, since they leave behind families with young children. 

Capt. Sax leaves behind his wife Amber, who is pregnant with their second child, and their 20-month-old daughter. He was the son of former Dodgers player Steve Sax. 

Cpl. Rasmuson is survived by his wife Avery and their infant son, who was just seven-months-old when his father was killed. 

The crash remains under investigation.

“I want to offer my condolences to all of the families and communities who are grieving the loss of these five heroes. This crash highlights the risks our service members face even while they are stationed here at home,” said Frank Siller, Chairman and CEO of the Tunnel to Towers Foundation. He added, “Tunnel to Towers will ensure that these families will always have a place to call home, a home that is a lasting reminder of your loved ones service and sacrifice.”

Tunnel to Towers’ Gold Star Family Home Program honors the legacies of military service members who have made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our country by taking care of the families with young children that they leave behind. We do this by paying off their mortgages or providing them with a mortgage free home. 

Tunnel to Towers has set a goal to deliver 1,000 mortgage-free homes across the country to the families with young children of our nation’s fallen military heroes and fallen first responder heroes, and to catastrophically injured veterans by the end of 2022.

We are dedicated to honoring the sacrifice of FDNY Firefighter Stephen Siller, who laid down his life to save others on September 11, 2001. For more than 20 years the Foundation has supported our nation’s first responders, veterans, and their families by providing these heroes and the families they leave behind with mortgage-free homes.

13 Comments. Leave new

  • Cheryl Larson
    June 24, 2022 3:26 pm

    I’m praying for families I’m so sorry for your loss! This is so sad! RIP Semper Fi

  • JoAnne Martenson
    June 27, 2022 10:56 am

    God bless you, wonderful foundation

  • William Sax
    June 28, 2022 9:51 pm

    God bless T2T for this. Condolences to the Widow of Capt. John J. Sax – all the best wishes for your daughter and unborn child.

  • Daniel Mcfarlane
    July 9, 2022 10:36 pm

    I am a u.s. marine Corp. Veteran and my prayers go out to these men and there families. Fair winds and following seas my brothers

  • Daniel Mcfarlane
    July 9, 2022 10:37 pm

    I am a u.s. marine. Veteran and my prayers go out to these men and there families. Fair winds and following seas my brothers

  • George Jones
    July 10, 2022 11:43 am

    Thank you T2T for the opportunity to express my sympathy to the family of Captain John J. Sax. May GOD bless you, your daughter, and unborn child. May your husband R.I.P. with our LORD.

  • Cletus murray
    July 14, 2022 8:41 pm

    My uncle spent is 18th birthday as he fought in WW2 on Iwo Jima. So I have a very soft spot in my heart for the men and woman that serve in the US marine corp. i have never served this country. But because of hero’s like these men I can live the life I do in the best country in the world! God bless them and their family’s.

  • Thank you. Because of your service we are free.

  • Karen Berlet Berlet
    July 25, 2022 11:04 am

    Thank you all sooooo much for all you do!!
    You all deserve the very best!
    Karen Berlet

  • miriam summ
    July 25, 2022 4:56 pm

    I have seen the TV ads and it’s heartbreaking. Young men whose lives forever changed in wars that brought about such terrible injuries. Eleven dollars a month to help a veteran own a home that is designed and built to meet his needs, a home that is there to help rebuild his life, and his family’s life. This I can do and will do.

  • Justin Rollyson
    July 26, 2022 1:33 pm

    Great to give back to all those that sacrificed more than myself. I understand the feeling mentally, but not physically. I am 100% total & permanent as well. I admire Hulu for promoting this excellent program for the ones who lost the most, and now they’ve gained even more!!!

  • Love our military! Praying for both families.


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