Search for Marines ends, prayer vigil set Wednesday

Published 10:24 pm Tuesday, January 19, 2016

A prayer vigil for Florala native Josh Turner and his missing Marine comrades will be held from 4:30 until 5:30 p.m. today, Wed., Jan. 20, at the Rodney J. Evans Civic Center.


Last night, around-the-clock rescue efforts were suspended after agencies failed to locate any sign of the 12 service members despite five days of searching by several agencies.

Turner, 25, a native of Florala, is among the soldiers missing in the crash of two helicopters off the coast of Hawaii last week.

Residents and business owners in Florala also have been asked to put yellow ribbons at their homes and businesses to show support for the families of the Marines.