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By Eric Heinz
The six Camp Pendleton-stationed Marines from who died when the UH-1Y helicopter they were piloting crashed May 12 in Charikot, Nepal have been identified by the U.S. Marine Corps.
The HMLA-469 members who died are Capt. Dustin R. Lukasiewicz, 29, of Harlan, Neb.; Capt. Christopher L. Norgren, 31, of Sedgwick, Kan.; Sgt. Ward M. Johnson, IV, 29, of Seminole, Fla.; Sgt. Eric M. Seaman, 30, of Riverside, Calif.; Cpl. Sara A. Medina, 23, of Kane, Ill.; and Lance Cpl. Jacob A. Hug, 22, of Maricopa, Ariz., according a USMC press release.
The troops were delivering aid and conducting relief operations to people in the country who were affected by a massive earthquake. All of those who died were decorated Marines, some of whom had extensive combat experience.
Two Nepalese soldiers killed in the crash were identified as Tapendra Rawal and Basanta Titara, according to millitary.com.