May 22, 2003

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America's Veterans

The Department of Defense today identified the four Marines killed on May 19 in the CH-46 Sea-Knight helicopter that went down shortly after take-off in the Shatt Al Hillah Canal, in Iraq. The helicopter was conducting a resupply mission in support of civil military operations. They are:

Capt. Andrew David Lamont, 31, of Eureka, Calif. Lance Cpl. Jason William Moore, 21, of San Marcos, Calif. 1st Lt. Timothy Louis Ryan, 30, of Aurora, Ill. Staff Sgt. Aaron Dean White, 27, of Shawnee, Okla.

The crew was assigned to Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron - 364, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The cause of the mishap is under investigation.