Marines Killed in Nato Exercise Crash in Norway Returned to Boston


Marines Killed in Nato Exercise Crash in Norway Returned to Boston
Army Chief of Staff Lars Lervik lights candles for the four Marines killed during a NATO exercise on Friday, in Rena, Noway, Monday, March 21, 2022. The U.S. Marine Corps has identified the four Marines who died when their Osprey aircraft crashed Friday night in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise. The cause of the crash remained under investigation, but Norwegian police reported bad weather in the area. (Geir Olsen/NTB via AP)

LEOMINSTER, Mass - The body of a Marine police officer killed last month throughout a NATO training exercise in Norway was returned Saturday to his home in Massachusetts. A plane carrying the remains of Capt. Ross Reynolds landed at Logan International Flight Terminal in Boston, where it was met by his family and also Gov. Charlie Baker.

6 Marines filled the coffin right into a hearse, which was then accompanied to his home town of Leominster, regarding 40 miles west of Boston. Hundreds of city citizens, many of them bearing united state as well as Marine Corps flags, lined the streets as the hearse made its way to a funeral chapel in surrounding Fitchburg.

"He was a top-notch child from a fantastic household, as well as he just wanted a chance to offer," Baker stated.

Reynolds, a 27-year-old Osprey pilot who joined the Marines in 2017, was one of four Militaries killed when their aircraft crashed March 18 during a NATO drill in a Norwegian community in the Polar circle.

The others who died were Capt. Matthew Tomkiewicz, of Ft Wayne, Indiana.; Gunnery Sgt. James Speedy, of Cambridge, Ohio; and also Cpl. Jacob Moore, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

Reynolds, who just obtained wed in February, was an Eagle Scout who graduated from Leominster High School as well as Worcester State University. He will certainly be honored at a candlelight vigil at 7 p.m. Sunday at Leominster Municipal Government.

A public wake is arranged for Monday mid-day at municipal government. The funeral Mass will be held at St. Cecilia's Church on Tuesday. The funeral at the Massachusetts Memorial Veterans' Burial ground in Winchendon will certainly be private.

The cause of the accident remains under investigation, yet Norwegian cops reported negative weather in the location. Authorities in Norway said the MV-22B Osprey crashed in Graetaedalen in Beiarn, southern of Bodoe.

The men were all designated to Marine Tool Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Team 26, second Marine Aircraft Wing posted at Marine Corps Air Base New River, North Carolina.

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