Release No: 357-03
May 22, 2003
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.