Friday, April 6, 2018

CH-53E crash victims IDd

Four Marines killed when a CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter crashed April 3 near El Centro, Calif., during training have been identified as Capt. Samuel A. Schultz, First Lt. Samuel D. Phillips, Gunnery Sgt. Derik R. Holley, and Lance Cpl. Taylor J. Conrad, all with Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 465 at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar. Three have Gulf Coast ties. Schultz, 28, of Huntington Valley, Pa., and Phillips, 27, of Pinehurst, N.C., were pilots who had previously served at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Fla. Conrad, 24, the helicopter crew chief, is from Baton Rouge, La. The crew was conducting training for “aircraft landings in unimproved zones,” according to the Marines. (Source: USNI News, 04/05/18)