As most of you know by now, six U.S. Marines died when a U.S. Marine Corps helicopter crashed while on a relief mission in Nepal. The UH-1Y Huey helicopter, carrying 6 Marines with Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469, crashed eight miles north of Charikot, Nepal, the afternoon of May 12.
On Saturday CNN reported, that eight bodies were found at the wreckage of the Huey helicopter was found in a rugged area of Gorthali, with parts scattered around at about 11,200 feet, according to the Nepalese Army.
The cause of the crash remained unknown, said Col. John Armellino, chief of staff for the American Joint Task Force 505 operating in Kathmandu. The helicopter was carrying six U.S. Marines and two Nepali service members when it went down; it was reported missing Tuesday.
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"Honor the Fallen
Six U.S. Marines died when a UH-1Y Huey helicopter, with Marine Light Attack Helicopter
Squadron 469, crashed eight miles north of Charikot, Nepal, the afternoon of May 12. Dead are:
Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz, Nebraska.
Capt. Christopher L. Norgren, Kansas.
Sgt. Ward M. Johnson, IV, Florida.
Sgt. Eric M. Seaman, California.
Cpl. Sara A. Medina, Illinois.
Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, Arizona.
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"Heartbroken with loss of six Marines and two Nepal soldiers. They gave all trying to help those in need. Please pray for the families."
— Commandant of the Marine Corps Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr.
Semper Fidelis, Marines." - U.S. Marine Corps
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