Five American soldiers got killed in a helicopter crash week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s the Sinai Peninsula. This included a man who left his pregnant wife with their daughter.
The soldiers were part of an international force monitoring the four-decade-old Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement. According to reports from the Multinational Force and Observers, the soldiers were on a routine mission when the Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday near Sharm el-Sheikh, a popular Egyptian resort on the Red Sea.
A French peacekeeper and Czech officer were also killed, and a sixth American on the helicopter was seriously injured.
The Army is working to find out the cause of the crash. The MFO could see no sign of attack on the day of the crash, and it looks like an accident.
The Army identified the dead as Capt. Seth Vernon Vandekamp, 31, from Katy, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza, 34, from Fayetteville, North Carolina; Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, 27, from Marlborough, Massachusetts; Staff Sgt. Kyle Robert McKee, 35, from Painesville, Ohio; and Sgt. Jeremy Cain Sherman, 23, from Watseka, Illinois.