CNN reports Four U.S. Marines killed in helicopter crash identified.

MAJOR. Jay Thomas Aubin, Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy and Staff Sgt. Kendall Damon Watersbey were the four Marine crew members killed aboard the U.S. CH-46 Sea Knight helicopter that crashed early Friday in Kuwait, according to a statement from the Department of Defense.


Aubin, 36, was from Waterville, Maine; Beaupre, 30, was from Bloomington, Illinois, Kennedy, 25, was from Houston, Texas, and Watersbey, 29, was from Baltimore, Maryland.

The article doesn’t list the names of the twelve Brits lost. Given the closeness of this alliance, they should have.

UPDATE: For some reason, the report initially had Major Aubin as a captain. I noticed a discrepency on a Fox news crawl and checked the link and it had been changed.

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