We’re starting to get a better sense of the lives of the four soldiers who died in a helicopter crash at Joint Base Lewis-McChord from media reports in their hometowns.
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Sigfrid was expecting a child, his cousin told the Minneapolis Star Tribune.
“He’s my cousin, and we were like best friends,” cousin Mark Duclos told the newspaper.
“What I know about her is that she was the perfect other half of my son,” father-in-law Levi Montgomery wrote. “She was what made him whole, in a way that so few people can truly enrich and be enriched by others. She lit his face in a way that I had never seen before.”
Chief Warrant Officer Frank Buoniconti III served on four combat deployments, married his high school sweetheart and raised a big family, according to the Colorado Springs Gazette.
“He’s just sorely missed,” his mother, Silvia Buoniconti, told the newspaper.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Joseph S. Satterfield has a lighter digital footprint, but we’re doing our best to learn about him. The Alaska native has deployed once to Iraq and once to Afghanistan.