On November 14, local time, the U.S. Army announced that five U.S. soldiers had died in the multinational force and observer (MFO) mission peacekeeping operation.
On Thursday (12th) a US Army “Black Hawk” helicopter (UH-60) crashed on Tiran Island on the southern coast of Sinai Peninsula, Egypt. The cause of the accident is under investigation.
The five American soldiers who died were:
Capt. Seth Vernon Vandekamp (Capt. Seth Vernon Vandekamp), 31 years old, from Katy, Texas.
Chief Warranty Officer Dallas Gearld Garza (Dallas Gearld Garza), 34 years old, from Fayetteville, North Carolina.
Chief Warranty Officer Marwan Sameh Ghabour, 27 years old, from Marlborough, Massachusetts.
Chief of Staff Kyle Robert McKee, 35 years old, is from Painesville, Ohio.
Sergeant Jeremy Cain Sherman (Jeremy Cain Sherman), 23 years old, from Watseka, Illinois.
One surviving American soldier is seriously injured and is being hospitalized.
A statement from the United Nations peacekeeping mission said: “We regret to report that 7 MFO members have been killed.
These include 5 American citizens, 1 French and 1 Czech. At present, there is no information indicating the crash.
An incident is anything other than an accident.”