On December 9, 1999, a CH-46 helicopter crashed 14 miles off the coast of San Diego in 3,900 feet of water and claimed the lives of six Marines and one sailor, SSgt Jeffrey R. Starling was one of those Marines. Jeffrey is remembered as an American Hero who gladly accepted the risks of his profession and was posthumously awarded the Navy & Marine Corps Commendation Medal. At the time of his death He was stationed with United States Marine Corps, 1st Force Recon - South Daytona, FL. Jeffrey is survived by his Father, Grandle; Mother, Charlotte and Brother, Randy.

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