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Fort Campbell releases names of the Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers killed in AH-64E Apache Helicopter Training Accident

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 9:50pm Friday, April 6th, 2018 two Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation “Destiny” Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were killed in an AH-64E Apache helicopter crash in the local training area on Fort Campbell.

The two soldiers are Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly and Warrant Officer James Casadona.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly, 37, was an instructor pilot in the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade. He joined the Army in 2001 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2016.

(L) Warrant Officer James Casadona and (R) Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly were killed in an Apache Helicopter Training Accident at Fort Campbell, Friday.

(L) Warrant Officer James Casadona and (R) Chief Warrant Officer 3 Ryan Connolly were killed in an Apache Helicopter Training Accident at Fort Campbell, Friday.

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Two 101st Airborne Division Soldiers killed in AH-64E Apache Helicopter Training Accident

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – At approximately 9:50pm Friday, April 6th, 2018 two Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) were killed in an AH-64E Apache helicopter crash in the local training area on Fort Campbell

The names of the deceased will not be released until 24 hours after next-of-kin notification is complete.

The crew was conducting routine training at the time of the accident. There were no other casualties. Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are on site and recovery operations are ongoing.

An Apache helicopter similar to the one in this photo crashed during routine training at Fort Campbell.

An Apache helicopter similar to the one in this photo crashed during routine training at Fort Campbell.

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Fort Campbell Soldiers Remembered by State of Tennessee

 

Tennessee Department of Veterans AffairsNashville, TN – Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Department of Veterans Services Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder recognize the service and sacrifice of U.S. Army Sergeant Eric M. Houck, 25, of Baltimore, Maryland, Sergeant William M. Bays, 29, of Barstow, California and Sergeant Dillon C. Baldridge, 22, of Youngsville, North Carolina.

The Fort Campbell soldiers were serving with the 101st Airborne Division in Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom Sentinel when they were killed on June 10th.

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays, and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge were killed June 10th, 2017 in Afghanistan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Three Fort Campbell Soldiers killed in Afghanistan

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDNangarhar Province, Afghanistan – The U.S. Department of Defense reports three Fort Campbell soldiers were killed in Afghanistan while supporting Operation Freedom’s Sentinel.

The Three U.S. soldiers were killed in eastern Afghanistan on Saturday, June 10th, 2017.

They died in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, of gunshot wounds sustained in Peka Valley, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan. The incident is under investigation.

Sgt. Eric M. Houck, Sgt. William M. Bays, and Corporal Dillon C. Baldridge were killed June 10th, 2017 in Afghanistan. «Read the rest of this article»

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Fort Campbell identifies Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in helicopter crash

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots who were killed December 2nd as a result of a helicopter crash near Fort Campbell have been identified.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon, 35, a native of Patillas, Puerto Rico, enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic. During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

Following commissioning as a warrant officer and completion of the Rotary Wing Aviators Course, he served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

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Two 101st Airborne Division pilots killed in AH-64D Apache helicopter crash near Fort Campbell

 

Fort Campbell KY - 101st Airborne DivisionFort Campbell, KY – Two 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) pilots were killed when their helicopter crashed near Fort Campbell, KY, at approximately 7:00pm, Wednesday, December 2nd.

The crew members were flying a two-seat AH-64D Apache during a routine training mission when the aircraft went down approximately 12 miles south of Fort Campbell.

The area has been secured by Fort Campbell Military Police in conjunction with Montgomery County (Tennessee) Law Enforcement. «Read the rest of this article»

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Two 5th Special Forces Soldiers based at Fort Campbell killed in Afghanistan

 

United States Department of Defense - DoDWashington, D.C. – The U.S. Department of Defense announced the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

They died June 9th, in Gaza Village, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered while engaged in a combat operation.

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82nd Airborne Division Soldier from Clarksville killed in Afghanistan

 

Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie of Clarksville.Fort Bragg, NC – Three Fort Bragg paratroopers were killed Monday in Afghanistan when enemy forces attacked their unit with an improvised explosive device.

The three latest casualties are Sgt. Jacob M. Schwallie, 22, of Clarksville, TN, Spc. Chase S. Marta, 24, of Chico, CA, and Pfc. Dustin D. Gross, 19, of Jeffersonville, KY.

Schwallie served as an assistant team leader with the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. Marta and Gross were both assigned as scouts with the 1st Brigade Combat Team. «Read the rest of this article»

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‘Not an easy process’

 

Written by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan – The first call came early Saturday morning, August 6th, about the 38 U.S. and Afghan troops, killed by insurgents who shot down their CH-47 Chinook helicopter. After getting the call, Sgt. 1st Class Mary Perez said she doesn’t remember getting much sleep from that moment on.

She, along with other senior leaders from the 101st Sustainment Brigade and the 101st Special Troops Battalion, began rolling up their sleeves and headed to the Bagram Air Field Mortuary Affairs Collection Point where they were tasked to provide support in preparation for the eventual ramp ceremony.

Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade listen attentively as they receive a block of instruction on conducting mortuary affairs at the Mortuary Affairs Collection Point at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in March 2011. The brigade and the 101st Special Troops Battalion provided critical support to the MACP who processed the recent fallen members of the special operations forces team killed this past week when a rocket-propelled grenade struck their Chinook in Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

Soldiers with the 101st Sustainment Brigade listen attentively as they receive a block of instruction on conducting mortuary affairs at the Mortuary Affairs Collection Point at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan, in March 2011. The brigade and the 101st Special Troops Battalion provided critical support to the MACP who processed the recent fallen members of the special operations forces team killed this past week when a rocket-propelled grenade struck their Chinook in Afghanistan. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Peter Mayes)

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Statement from 1st Battalion, 160th SOAR (A) Commander, Lt. Col Michael Hertzendorf

 

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment

160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment - Soar - Night StalkersFort Campbell, KY – “This week the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) lost two true American heroes in a tragic training accident near Fort Benning, GA.

Every day the uniquely skilled and highly trained Night Stalker aviators execute challenging and dangerous training to prepare them for real-world missions. It is with a very heavy heart that we recognize the loss of two of our own. «Read the rest of this article»

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