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JBLM crash victims remembered by the loved ones they left behind

Post by Adam Ashton / The News Tribune on Dec. 14, 2011 at 2:31 pm with No Comments »
December 14, 2011 2:31 pm

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.

Capt. Anne Rockeman Montgomery lived all over the world and wanted to go to West Point to serve the country she loved, according to the Dickinson Press. Read a tribute from her father in law here.

“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.

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