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The Honolulu Advertiser
Updated at 9:20 a.m., Friday, January 28, 2005

Troops killed in helicopter crash

Jonathan Edward Etterling Michael Finke Timothy Gibson Tony Hernandez
John Daniel House Sean Kelly James Lee Moore Nathan Moore
Mourad Ragimov Rhonald Dain Rairdan Hector Ramos Gael Saintvil
Nathan Schubert Matthew Smith Dustin Shumney Kyle Grimes

This is a partial list of the 31 servicemen killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq yesterday. Twenty-seven of the casualties were based in Hawai'i. They include:

  • Lance Cpl. Jonathan Edward Etterling, 22, of Wheelersburg, Ohio
  • Sgt. Michael Finke, 28, of Wadsworth, Ohio
  • Cpl. Timothy Gibson, 23, of Merrimack, N.H.
  • Lance Cpl. Richard Gilbert, 28, of Dayton, Ohio
  • Cpl. Kyle Grimes, 21, Bethlehem, Pa.
  • Lance Cpl. Brian Hopper, 21, of Wynne, Ark.
  • Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class John Daniel House, 28, of Ventura, Calif., served with Naval Medical Clinic Hawai'i, Marine Corps Units Detachment, Pearl Harbor
  • Lance Cpl. Saeed Jafarkhani-torshizi Jr., 24, of Fort Worth, Texas
  • Cpl. Sean Kelly, 23, of Pitman, N.J., served with Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 3rd Marines
  • Lance Cpl. Allan Klein, 34, of Clinton Township, Mich.
  • Tim Knight, 22, Brooklyn, Ohio.
  • Lance Cpl. Fred Lee Maciel, 20, Spring, Texas
  • Lance Cpl. James Lee Moore, 24, of Roseburg, Ore.
  • Nathan Moore, of Champaign, Ill.
  • Lance Cpl. Rhonald Dain Rairdan, 20, of Medina County, Texas, served with 1st Marine Division
  • Lance Cpl. Mourad Ragimov, 20, of San Diego
  • Lance Cpl. Hector Ramos, 20, of Aurora, Ill.
  • Cpl. Gael Saintvil, 24, Central Florida, Fla.
  • Cpl. Nathan Schubert, 22, of Cherokee, Iowa
  • Lance Cpl. Darrell J. Schumann, 25, of Hampton, Va.
  • 1st Lt. Dustin M. Shumney, 30, of Vallejo, Calif.
  • Cpl. Matthew Smith, 24, West Valley City, Utah
  • Lance Cpl. Joseph Spence, 24, of Scotts Valley, Calif.
  • Lance Cpl. Michael L. Starr Jr., 21, of Baltimore, Md.

Marines based in California and identified as killed in the crash are:

  • Capt. Paul C. Alaniz, 32, of Corpus Christi, Texas, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
  • Capt. Lyle Gordon, 30, of Midlothian, Texas, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.
  • Cpl. Tony Hernandez, 22, of Canyon Lake, Texas, served with 1st Marine Division, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Camp Pendleton, Calif.
  • Staff Sgt. Dexter S. Kimble, 30, of Houston, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, Calif.