Marine Corps identifies 4 killed in NATO exercise crash – What We Know!

The U.S. Marine Corps has recognized the 4 Marines who died when their Osprey plane crashed Friday evening in a Norwegian city within the Arctic Circle throughout a NATO train.

The lads, all assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Plane Group 26, second Marine Plane Wing stationed on Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina, have been recognized as:

– 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.

– Cpl. Jacob M. Moore, 24, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

In a press release issued Sunday evening, a Marine Corps spokesman mentioned the our bodies have been faraway from the crash web site and have been within the technique of being returned to the U.S.

Indiana Govenor Eric J. Holcomb launched a press release Sunday on the demise of Capt. Tomkiewicz.

“Janet and I ship our honest condolences to Captain Matthew Tomkiewicz’s household and pals, particularly within the robust days forward. We ask all Hoosiers to encompass the household with love and unending appreciation for all Captain Tomkiewicz gave to our state and nation.”

The reason for the crash remained underneath investigation, however Norwegian police reported dangerous climate within the space.

Officers in Norway mentioned the MV-22B Osprey crashed in Graetaedalen in Beiarn, south of Bodoe.

ABC7 Chicago contributed to this publish.

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