While the Department of Defense hasn’t yet put out the names of the 14 soldiers who were killed in Wednesday’s crash, several of the families have come forward to say their soldier was among the dead.
The Fresno Bee reports that one of those killed was Pfc. Nathan Hubbard of Clovis, Calif., who joined the Army with his brother Jason in 2005 after their brother, Marine Lance Cpl. Jared Hubbard, was killed in Ramadi in 2004.
Meantime folks around Fort Lewis are waiting for word as to the identities of the four UH-60 crew members who were killed in the crash. Family members said one was Capt. Corry Paul Tyler, a father of three who lived in Puyallup.
See Army Air Crews for an excellent online tribute to the aviators who have been killed in the line of duty in Iraq, Afghanistan and elsewhere in the war on terror.