The US Department of Defense has released the names of all seven service members who died when their Pave Hawk helicopter crashed in Iraq last week.
— Air Force Capt. Mark K. Weber, 29, of Colorado Springs, Colorado, 38th Rescue Squadron, Moody Air Force Base, Georgia;
— Air Force Capt. Christopher T. Zanetis, 37, of Long Island City, New York, 106th Rescue Wing.
— Air Force Master Sgt. Christopher J. Raguso, 39, of Commack, New York, 106th Rescue Wing;
— Air Force Staff Sgt. Dashan J. Briggs, 30, of Port Jefferson Station, New York, 106th Rescue Wing;
— Air Force Staff Sgt. Carl P. Enis, 31, of Tallahassee, Florida, 308th Rescue Squadron.
“We are grateful to the Iraqi security forces for their immediate assistance in response to this tragic incident,” said Brig. Gen. Jonathan P. Braga, director of operations for Combined Joint Task Force – Operation Inherent Resolve. “This tragedy reminds us of the risks our men and women face every day in service of our nations. We are thinking of the loved ones of these servicemembers today.”
President Donald Trump tweeted Friday that their sacrifices “will never be forgotten.”
Featured images by US Department of Defense
PLEASE SUBSCRIBE TO CONTINUE READING.
Your subscription is important and supports our editorial integrity and our 100% veteran writing team. Advertisers these days are afraid of being associated with controversial news outlets, like us, that take a stand. Your subscription is vital to ensuring we can continue to publish the courageous apolitical news we are known and respected for as former combat veterans.Subscribe or login