Marines identify 16 killed in Mississippi plane crash

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ITTA BENA, MS (WMC) –

U.S. Marines have identified the 15 Marines and one sailor killed in a military plane crash on Monday.

CLICK HERE to see pictures of all the men who lost their lives.

The list of fallen servicemen is:

  • Maj. Caine Michael Goyette
  • Capt. Sean E. Elliott
  • Gunnery Sgt. Mark A. Hopkins
  • Gunnery Sgt. Brendan C. Johnson
  • Staff Sgt. Robert H. Cox
  • Staff Sgt. William Kundrat
  • Sgt. Chad Jenson
  • Sgt. Julian M. Kevianne
  • Sgt. Talon Leach
  • Sgt. Talon Leach, Sgt. Owen Lennon
  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Ryan Lohrey
  • Sgt. Joesph Murray
  • Sgt. Dietrich Schmieman
  • Sgt. Joshua Snowden
  • Cpl. Daniel Baldassare
  • Cpl. Collin J. Schaaff

Honor the Fallen

The 15 Marines and one sailor who were lost in the KC-130T crash have been identified.

Semper Fidelis. #Fallen16pic.twitter.com/Wt2ZrEQWI7

— U.S. Marines (@USMC) July 14, 2017

Gunnery Sergeant Brendan Johnson

Johnson’s father confirmed to NBC5 in Vermont that his son, 46, was among the victims.

“He had a great sense of humor, loved people, loved kids,” Kevin Johnson said. “He made people laugh.”

Navy Corpsman Ryan Lohrey

Lohrey’s friends describe him as a man with a passion for the military.

“He always told everybody he was going to be a Navy seal and I told him he was crazy enough to do it,” one of his best friends, Chris Parrish, said. “That was the first time he talked about it. He wasn’t scared or anything.”

Instead of becoming a Seal, he became a Navy Corpsman.

“That’s what he wanted to do. That’s what he signed up to do and that’s what would make him happy and that’s what made him happy,” his friend, Travis Forest, added.

Forest and Parrish said Lohrey leaves behind two young children.

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