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IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release No: 303-02
June 13, 2002

DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE INDENTIFIES THOSE KILLED IN MC-130 CRASH

The Department of Defense announced today the identities of three servicemembers killed in yesterday's crash of a U.S. Air Force MC-130H in the Paktika province of Afghanistan. Killed were:

Air Force Tech. Sgt. Sean M. Corlew, 37, of Thousand Oaks, Calif.

Air Force Staff Sgt. Anissa A. Shero, 31, of Grafton, W.Va.

Army Sgt. 1st Class Peter P. Tycz II, 32, of Tonawanda, N.Y.

Corlew and Shero were assigned to the Air Force's 16th Special Operations Wing at Hurlburt Field, Fla. Tycz was assigned to the Army's 3rd Special Forces Group, Fort Bragg, NC.