Public memorial to be held for SoCal Marine killed in military plane crash

MANHATTAN BEACH, Calif. (KABC) -- A public memorial for a local Marine killed in a plane crash in Mississippi was set for Sunday in Manhattan Beach.

Chad Elliott Jenson's service is scheduled for 2 p.m. at Mira Costa High School's football stadium, located at 1401 Artesia Boulevard.

The 25-year-old Redondo Beach native helped lead the Mira Costa football team to a championship in 2009.

Jenson was among 15 Marines and one Navy sailor who died when their plane went down on its way to California last month.

Three of the service members killed were from Southern California.

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The crash was the deadliest Marine Corps air disaster since 2005, when a transport helicopter went down during a sandstorm in Iraq, killing 30 Marines and a sailor.

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