Tremont Marine Among 5 Killed In Crash Near Japan
The U.S. military has identified five Marines, including one from Tremont, who were declared dead after their refueling plane collided with a fighter jet last week off Japan's southern coast.
Search and recovery operations have ended after finding only one survivor, who was aboard the fighter jet.
The five crew members identified Wednesday were on a KC-130 Hercules refueling aircraft that collided with an F/A-18 Hornet during regular training. The warplanes crashed into the sea south of Japan's Shikoku island.
The Marine Corps identified the crew members as:
- Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, of Tremont
- Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, of New Bern, North Carolina
- Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, New York
- Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores, 27, of Surprise, Arizona
- Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, of Hendersonville, Tennessee
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