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MARINE42 05-17-2015 03:49 PM

Marines Killed in Nepal Helo Crash Identified, Recovered
 
Marines Killed in Nepal Helo Crash Identified, Recovered

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Marines Killed in Nepal Helo Crash Identified, Recovered

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From Joint Task Force 505 News Releases

KATHMANDU, Nepal, May 17, 2015 - Joint Task Force 505 officials today identified the six U.S. Marines who were killed along with two Nepalese soldiers when their UH-1Y Huey helicopter went down in the mountains of Nepal May 12.

The fallen Marines are:

-- Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz, a UH-1Y pilot with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California, and a native of Nebraska;

-- Capt. Christopher L. Norgren, a UH-1Y pilot with HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California, and a native of Kansas;

-- Sgt. Ward M. Johnson, IV, a UH-1Y helicopter crew chief with HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California, and a native of Florida;

-- Sgt. Eric M. Seaman, a UH-1Y helicopter crew chief with HMLA-469, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, California, and a native of California;

-- Cpl. Sara A. Medina, a combat photographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan, and a native of Illinois; and

-- Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, a combat videographer with Marine Corps Installations Pacific, Okinawa, Japan, and a native of Arizona.


Recovery Effort

Today at approximately 10:00 a.m. Nepal Standard Time, Nepalese soldiers and service members from Joint Task Force 505 safely recovered the fallen U.S. and Nepalese service members to the Tribhuvan International Airport in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The soldiers and Marines were honorably received at TIA and will be transported to the appropriate medical facilities to be properly identified by mortuary affairs personnel.

JTF 505 Commander Marine Corps Lt. Gen John E. Wissler thanked the people of Nepal and the Nepalese armed forces for their selfless dedication in the search and recovery of the fallen service members.

"I am honored to serve alongside the Nepalese soldiers and to call them my friends" he said.

"You never hesitated in the joint effort to bring our brothers home. Everyone united -- the soldiers hiking through hazardous terrain, the pilots flying in uncertain weather conditions and the Nepalese special forces standing watch over our Marines on a mountainside at night," Wissler said. "We honor our fallen comrades through our unselfish support to each other in this time of grief."

The fallen service members were "courageous, selfless individuals dedicated to the international Humanitarian Aid mission here in Nepal whose memories will live on through the lives they touched during this disaster relief operation and in their previous service to their countries," he said.

JTF 505 arrived in Nepal April 29 to conduct humanitarian aid and disaster relief operations following the April 25 magnitude-7.8 earthquake. The helicopter crashed about 8 miles north of Charikot, Nepal, while supporting casualty evacuations following a second earthquake of magnitude 7.3 that occurred May 12.

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Catman 05-17-2015 05:09 PM

Brother Jim..I have read that also..Sad day brother...
12 Marines all went to a hospital in Honolulu when there Ospery came down pretty hard but all are O.K...Thank God...This was today...Bless them all....
That's an outstanding post Jim..Outstanding...............

MARINE42 05-17-2015 09:56 PM

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Originally Posted by Catman (Post 32243)
Brother Jim..I have read that also..Sad day brother...
12 Marines all went to a hospital in Honolulu when there Ospery came down pretty hard but all are O.K...Thank God...This was today...Bless them all....
That's an outstanding post Jim..Outstanding...............

I just got to ask you where do I know you from

jim

Cpl Miller 05-18-2015 05:46 PM

May those that are gone rest in peace.....Semper Fi brothers


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