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Marine Corps identifies 4 killed in NATO exercise crash

Mar 20, 2022, 8:01 PM | Updated: Jun 13, 2022, 3:37 pm
FILE IMAGE - A US Marine Corps Osprey helicopter flies behind as Marine 1 departs Windsor Castle on...
FILE IMAGE - A US Marine Corps Osprey helicopter flies behind as Marine 1 departs Windsor Castle on April 22, 2016 in Windsor, England. The President and his wife are currently on a brief visit to the UK where they will have lunch with HM Queen Elizabeth II at Windsor Castle and dinner with Prince William and his wife Catherine, Duchess of Cambridge at Kensington Palace. Mr Obama will visit 10 Downing Street on Friday afternoon where he is to hold a joint press conference with British Prime Minister David Cameron and is expected to make his case for the UK to remain inside the European Union. (Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Ian Gavan/Getty Images)

WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the four Marines who died when their Osprey aircraft crashed Friday night in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise.

All four were assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.

They are Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Capt. Ross A. Reynolds, 27, of Leominster, Massachusetts; Gunnery Sgt. James W. Speedy, 30, of Cambridge, Ohio; and Cpl. Jacob M. Moore, 24, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

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Marine Corps identifies 4 killed in NATO exercise crash