Marine battalion commander fired after amphibious vehicle accident killed 9 near San Diego

CAMP PENDLETON, Calif. — The commander of a Camp Pendleton-based battalion was relieved of command months after a fatal amphibious vehicle accident killed nine service members in July, the Marines said Tuesday.Lt. Col. Michael Regner, commanding officer of Battalion Landing Team, 1st Battalion, 4th Marine Regiment was relieved due to a “loss of trust and confidence in his ability to command as a result of the assault amphibious vehicle mishap,” according to the statement.Lt. Gen. Karsten Heckl, the commander of I Marine Expeditionary Force, ordered Regner’s relief based on “a substantial amoun…

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