Marines Killed in NATO Exercises Returned to US


Marines Killed in NATO Exercises Returned to US
A U.S. Marine Corps carry team moves a transfer case containing the remains of Cpl. Jacob M. Moore of Catlettsburg, Ky., during a casualty return, Friday, March 25, 2022, at Dover Air Force Base. According to the Department of Defense, Moore died March 18, in an Osprey crash during a NATO exercise in Norway. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

DOVER, Del - The bodies of 4 Militaries that died in a military airplane accident throughout a NATO workout were transferred back to the United States on Friday.

The US Marine Corps said an Osprey plane collapsed on March 18 in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle, killing 4 Marines. Marine officials claimed Saturday that numerous US Militaries, seafarers, service members and civilians paid their last aspects to the Militaries that died in Body, Norway, Friday early morning.

The Militaries' bodies were then positioned aboard an Air National Guard army transportation plane and also flown to Dover Flying force Base in Delaware, Marine Corps officials said. The Militaries' bodies will become moved to their final resting places according to their households' dreams, authorities stated in a statement.

The crash killed Captain Ross A. Reynolds, 27, of Leominster, Massachusetts; Captain Matthew J. Tomkiewicz, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana; Shooting Sergeant James W. Speedy, 30, of Cambridge, Ohio; and also Kpl. Jacob M. Moore, 24, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

The men were all appointed to the 261st Marine Intermediate Tiltrotor Squadron, 26th Marine Airplane Group, second Marine Aircraft Wing posted at Marine Corps Air Base New River, North Carolina. They took part in a long-planned NATO workout called Cold Reaction, which authorities claim is unrelated to Russia's war in Ukraine.

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