The Department of Defense announced that the following Soldiers and Airmen are believed to have been on board the MH-47 aircraft that crashed at sea in the southern Philippines Thursday:
United States Army:
Maj. Curtis D. Feistner
Capt. Bartt D. Owens
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jody L. Egnor
Staff Sgt. James P. Dorrity
Staff Sgt. Kerry W. Frith
Staff Sgt. Bruce A. Rushforth, Jr.
Sgt. Jeremy D. Foshee
Spc. Thomas F. Allison
United States Air Force:
Master Sgt. William L. McDaniel II
Staff Sgt. Juan M. Ridout
The eight U.S. Army soldiers are members of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, Fort Campbell, Ky. The two U.S. Air Force airmen are assigned to the 353rd Special Operations Group, Kadena Air Base, Japan.
A final determination on the status of these individuals has not yet been made. Search and rescue efforts continue with the U.S. working closely with the Philippine navy and coast guard units. The cause of the accident is under investigation.