Marines Killed in California Helicopter Crash Identified

By Chris Jasurek

Four Marines killed when a helicopter crashed on a training mission on April 3 have been identified.

The four were Capt. Samuel Schultz, 28, of Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania; 1st Lt. Samuel Phillips, 27, of Pinehurst, North Carolina; Gunnery Sgt. Richard Holley, 33, of Dayton, Ohio; and Lance Cpl. Taylor Conrad, 24, of Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

The CH-53E Super Stallion helicopter was attached to the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing’s 465th squadron out of the Air Station Miramar in San Diego, Fox reported.

The helicopter went down in the desert outside El Centro, near the U.S.-Mexico border.

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