Monday, March 16, 2015

Guard crash victims named

The Louisiana Army National Guard today released the names of the four guardsmen killed March 10 when their Black Hawk helicopter crashed into Santa Rosa Sound near Eglin Air Force Base, Fla. Killed were Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Wayne Griffin Jr., 37; CWO 4 George David Strother, 44; Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron, 40; and Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich, 26. The crew members were part of the Guard's 1-244th Assault Helicopter Battalion based at the Hammond airport. The seven Marines from Camp Lejeune, N.C., who also died were identified Friday. (Source: multiple, including WEAR-TVThe Advocate, 03/16/15) Previous