Marines Identify 3 Killed in MV-22 Crash off Australian Coast

(left to right) Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21

THE PENTAGON – The Marines identified the three service members who were killed in the Sunday crash of an MV-22B off the coast Darwin, Australia.

The Marines were Cpl. Spencer Collart, 21, Capt. Eleanor LeBeau, 29, and Maj. Tobin Lewis, 37. All three Marines were assigned to “the Red Lions” of Marine Medium Tiltrotor (VMM) Squadron that were forward deployed to Marine Rotational Force – Darwin.

Collart, who...

USS Montana Sailor Died by Suicide, Says Local Medical Examiner

Virginia-class attack submarine Montana (SSN-794) on Feb. 2, 2022. HII Photo

A sailor assigned to USS Montana (SSN-794) died by suicide, the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner for the Tidewater, Va., region told USNI News on Thursday.

Electronics Technician Navigation 3rd Class (ETV3) Devon Faehnrich was pronounced dead at Riverside Regional Medical Center after being found on the pier next to the submarine at Newport News Shipbuilding.

Faehnrich died from a gunshot wound to the head, Donna...

Sailor Dies Aboard USS Leyte Gulf

An undated file photo of Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Nicholas Woods. US Navy Photo

A sailor died aboard USS Leyte Gulf (CG-55) Thursday, the Navy announced Saturday.

Sonar Technician (Surface) 3rd Class Nicholas Woods died on Aug. 18 while aboard the ship, according to a Navy press release. He was 27.

While a cause of death is pending, a Navy official told USNI News that it appears that it was from a medical issue.

Leyte Gulf, which recently deployed as part of the George H.W. Bush Carrier...

Navy IDs USS Arleigh Burke Sailor Lost At Sea

Seaman Recruit David Spearman US Navy Photo

The Navy identified a sailor, assigned to USS Arleigh Burke (DDG-51), who went overboard as Seaman Recruit David Spearman.

Spearman, who was on his first assignment, went overboard Monday afternoon, 6th Fleet spokesperson Lt. Richlyn Ivey said in an email. Arleigh Burke was operating in the Baltic Sea at the time, according to a Thursday Navy press release.

Search and rescue efforts began Monday afternoon and ended Tuesday, Ivey said. The investigation...

Navy Identifies Sailor Who Died on USS Carl Vinson

Information Systems Technician 2nd Class Darren Collins, 22, died aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) Sunday morning, the Navy announced Monday.

The Navy is investigating Collins’ death, but there are no indications of foul play or suicide, according to the Navy’s Monday night release.

Collins joined the Navy in 2019 and reported to Information Warfare Training in Pensacola, Fla. He was assigned to Carl Vinson in October 2020.

“My deepest condolences go out to the Collins family in this time of tragic...

Sailor Found Dead Aboard USS Carl Vinson

Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70) transits the Indian Ocean on Dec. 18, 2021. US Navy Photo

A sailor died Sunday while aboard USS Carl Vinson (CVN-70), the Navy announced Sunday night.

The Navy is withholding the name of the sailor for 24 hours to allow for next of kin notification. The sailors was found unresponsive on Carl Vinson while the aircraft carrier was pier side at Naval Air Station North Island, Calif., according to the Navy press release.

The Navy is currently...

Body of Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams Will Lie in State in U.S. Capitol

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, poses for a photo before the start of a Sunset Parade at the Marine Corps War Memorial, Arlington, a., Sept. 2 2020. US Marine Corps Photo

Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer announced the body of Medal of Honor recipient Herschel Woodrow “Woody” Williams will lie in state in the Capitol Rotunda.

In making the announcement Sunday, Pelosi, (D-Calif.) and Schumer, (D-N.Y.) said the proceedings honoring Chief Warrant Officer 4 Williams...

Hershel ‘Woody’ Williams, Last Living WWII Medal of Honor Recipient, Dies

Hershel Woodrow Williams, Retired Chief Warrant Officer Four and Medal of Honor recipient, salutes as he is introduced to the stage along with other members of the ship commissioning committee, March 7, 2020 in Norfolk, VA. U.S. Marine Corps Photo

Hershel “Woody” Williams, a Marine Corps veteran and the last living World War II Medal of Honor recipient, died Wednesday morning at the VA Medical Center in Huntington, West Va.

Williams, 98, was surrounded by his family when he died, the Marine Corps...

Navy Identifies Pilot Killed Super Hornet Crash

Undated photo of Lt. Richard Bullock. US Navy Photo

Lt. Richard Bullock, a Navy pilot, died June 3 after his F/A-18E Super Hornet crashed, the Navy announced late Sunday night.

Bullock was based at Naval Air Station Lemoore, Calif., and was assigned to Strike Fighter Squadron (VFA) 113. At the time of his crash, Bullock was flying a routine training mission, the Navy said in the press release. The Super Hornet crashed around 2:30 p.m. PST near Trona, Calif.

Bullock crashed in a remote, unpopulated...

Navy IDs Special Warfare Sailor Who Died in Helicopter Incident

SEALs train at Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek-Fort Story in 2012. US Navy Photo

Electronics Technician 1st Class Ryan DeKorte, 35, died Monday after sustaining injuries from a helicopter landing incident, the Navy announced on Wednesday.

DeKorte was assigned to an East Coast based Naval Special Warfare at the time of his death. He was participating in a joint training at Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story when he was injured in a helicopter landing mishap, according to a press release from...

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