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DoD Identifies Seven Marines Killed in Crash

DoD Identifies Seven Marines Killed in Aircraft Crash

NEWS RELEASE from the United States Department of Defense

DoD Identifies Seven Marines Killed In KC-130/R Crash

The Department of Defense announced that the following Marines were killed as a result of the crash of a KC-130/R aircraft in Pakistan today:

Command Pilot: Captain Matthew W. Bancroft, 29, of Shasta, CA. He joined the Marine Corps in 1994.

Co-Pilot: Captain Daniel G. McCollum, 29, of Richland, SC. He joined the Marine Corps in 1993.

Flight Engineer: Gunnery Sergeant Stephen L. Bryson, 35, of Montgomery, AL. He joined the Marine Corps in 1983.

Loadmaster: Staff Sergeant Scott N. Germosen, 37, of Queens, NY. He joined the Marine Corps in 1982.

Flight Mechanic: Sergeant Nathan P. Hays, 21, of Lincoln, WA. He joined the Marine Corps in 1999.

Flight Navigator: Lance Corporal Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, of Coos, OR. He joined the Marine Corps in 1998.

Radio Operator: Sergeant Jeannette L. Winters, 25, of Du Page, IL. She joined the Marine Corps in 1997.

The Marines are assigned to Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 352 (VMGR-352), the "Raiders." Elements of VMGR-352 are attached to Combined Task Force 58, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. VMGR-352 is home-based at the Marine Corps Air Station, Miramar, CA.

The cause of the accident is under investigation.

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