The Department of Defense announced today the deaths of five soldiers who died in a helicopter crash Sept. 21 during combat operations in Zabul province, Afghanistan, while supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. All soldiers were assigned to 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell, Ky.
Lt. Col. Robert F. Baldwin, 39, of Muscatine, Iowa.
Chief Warrant Officer Matthew G. Wagstaff, 34, of Orem, Utah.
Chief Warrant Officer Jonah D. McClellan, 26, of St. Louis Park, Minn.
Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, 25, of Pleasant Plains, Ill.
Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr., 23, of Elkhart, Ind.
Baldwin was assigned to the brigade headquarters; Wagstaff, McClellan and Calhoun were assigned to the 5th Battalion; and Powell was assigned to the 6th Battalion.
For more information media may contact the Fort Campbell public affairs office at 270- 798-3025.
UPDATE: Sept. 24, 2010 – Maj. Baldwin was posthumously promotion to Lt. Col.