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Old 30 October 2009, 15:03
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H-47 Crash in Afghanistan

RELEASE NUMBER: 091029-03A
DATE POSTED: OCTOBER 29, 2009

PRESS RELEASE: USASOC Soldiers killed in Helicopter Crash
U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office

FORT BRAGG, N.C. (USASOC News Service, Oct. 29, 2009) — Seven U.S. Army Special Operations Command Soldiers died Oct. 26, 2009 in western Afghanistan.

All the Soldiers died as a result of injuries received when the MH-47 Chinook helicopter they were flying in crashed.

Two of the Soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 7th Special Forces Group (Airborne) Fort Bragg, N.C. They are:

Sgt. 1st Class David E. Metzger, 32, native of San Diego, Calif., was a Special Forces communications sergeant.

Staff Sgt. Keith R. Bishop, 28, native of Smithtown, N.Y., was a Special Forces weapons sergeant.

Metzger is survived by his sons David and Grant, who reside in Fort Bragg, North Carolina. He is also survived by his parents David Metzger and Lisandra Holstein, as well as his grandmother Dolores of San Diego, Calif.

Bishop is survived by his wife Margaret of Flager Beach, Fla. and parents Robert and Suzan Bishop, of Carlisle Penn.

The remaining Soldiers were assigned to 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) headquartered at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga. They are:

Chief Warrant Officer 4 Michael P. Montgomery, 36, native of Redmond, Wash., was a pilot and electronic warfare officer.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Niall D. Lyons, 40, native of Spokane, Wash., was a pilot and tactical operations officer.

Staff Sgt. Shawn H. McNabb, 24, native of Terrell, Texas, was an emergency care sergeant.

Sgt. Josue E. Hernandez-Chavez, 23, native of Las Vegas, Nev., was a flight engineer.

Sgt. Nickolas A. Mueller, 26, native of Little Chute, Wis., was a flight engineer.

Montgomery is survived by his wife and son, Anita and Riley Montgomery, of Savannah, Ga; and his mother, Mary Montgomery, of Redmond, Wash.

Lyons is survived by his son John of Dothan, Ala.; his parents, John and Nuala Lyons, of Spokane, Wash.; and his brother, Kevin Lyons, also of Spokane, Wash.


McNabb is survived by his parents, David and Ann McNabb, of Terrell, Texas.

Hernandez-Chavez is survived by his father, Pedro Hernandez; his mother, Eustolia Hernandez, of Las Vegas, Nev.; and his two sisters, Cristina and Mayra Hernandez, both of Las Vegas, Nev.

Mueller is survived by his parents, Larry and Sharon Mueller, of Little Chute, Wis.

The incident is still under investigation to determine the cause of the crash. Names of the injured have not been released.

For further information, media should contact the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Public Affairs Office during duty hours at 910-432-6005 or continue to visit this website (http://news.soc.mil) for updates.
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Just got back from the memorial for the 160th Soldiers in Savannah. It was an very honorable ceremony. RIP brothers.
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Funeral info for 3/160 Crew

I have been pimping 3rd Battalion to get what information I could. The key players are not available, so I have been working with their S-1 and S-3. Right now, all the info I have is as follows:

CW4 Montgomery's funeral is Sat. 7 Nov
Sunset Hills Funeral home
1215 145th Place SE
Bellevue, WA 98007
425-746-1400 (POC. Mr. Roger Johnson)

cemetary: Cedar Lawns Memorial Park
7200 180th Ave NE
Redmond, WA 98052
425-885-2414

CW3 Lyon's Funeral is Mon. 9 Nov
Ball & Dodd
5100 Wllesley Ave
Spokane, WA

cemetary: Holy Cross
7200 N. Wall St.
Spokane, WA

SSG McNabb's Funeral is Fri. 6 Nov
Anderson Clayton Bros. Funeral home
301 W. Nash
Terrell, TX 75160

Cemetary: Dallas/Fort Worth National Cemetary
2000 Mountain Creek
Parkway Dallas, Tx 75211
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Helicopter Crash Oct 26, 2009 in NW Afghanistan

Gents,

Be advised, along with the US Army personnel that perished that early morning, three DEA Agents were on board that bird.

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Thank you for your honorable services, Gentlemen...God Bless You all..

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I am so sorry that these fine men were lost. RIP to all and my condolences to all those who knew them.
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I was a guest at this year's Night Stalker ball in Nashville with the soloists of the Army drill team. I met the father of one of these men after the performance. Each time I meet a Goldstar family member it breaks my heart. May each of these Warriors rest in peace.
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We were at Calverton National Cemetery last week, working on a tribute to LT Michael Murphy.

This marker was about ten yards from Murph's.

SSG Bishop: Never forgotten.
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