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Marines identified in CH-53E helicopter incident over Hawaii

By III MEF PAO | 1st Marine Aircraft Wing | January 17, 2016


Marines identified in CH-53E helicopter incident over Hawaii.

Search and rescue efforts continue for twelve U.S. Marines after their two CH-53E Super Stallion helicopters impacted the water off the coast of Oahu's Waimea Bay along the North Shore the evening of Jan. 14, 2016.

 The twelve Marines are:

 Maj. Shawn M. Campbell, 41, College Station, Texas.

 Capt. Brian T. Kennedy, 31, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 Capt. Kevin T. Roche, 30, St. Louis, Missouri.

 Capt. Steven R. Torbert, 29, Florence, Alabama.

 Sgt. Dillon J. Semolina, 24,Chaska, Minnesota.

 Sgt. Adam C. Schoeller, 25, Gardners, Pennsylvania.

 Sgt. Jeffrey A. Sempler, 22, Woodruff, South Carolina.

 Sgt. William J. Turner, 25, Florala, Alabama.

 Cpl. Matthew R. Drown, 23, Spring, Texas.

 Cpl. Thomas J. Jardas, 22, Fort Myers, Florida.

 Cpl. Christopher J. Orlando, 23, Hingham, Massachusetts.

 Lance Cpl. Ty L. Hart, 21, Aumsville, Oregon.

 Our thoughts and prayers are with the Marines and their families as we continue search and rescue efforts.

 Media seeking additional information should contact the Marine Corps Public Affairs Officer, Capt. Timothy Irish at Marine Corps Base Hawaii, via email: mcbh.eoc.pao.fct2@usmc.mil and timothy.irish@usmc.mil or by phone: 1-(808) 216-7183.

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