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Army identifies 5 Americans killed in Egypt helicopter crash

Peacekeeping force says Egypt helicopter crash killed 8, including 6 Americans
Posted at 3:10 PM, Nov 14, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-15 10:08:02-05

WASHINGTON — The Army has identified the five American soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash this week while on a peacekeeping mission in Egypt’s Sinai Peninsula.

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.

They were part of an international force that monitors the four-decade-old Israeli-Egyptian peace agreement and were said to be a routine mission when the Black Hawk helicopter crashed Thursday near Sharm el-Sheikh, a resort on the Red Sea.

The Army said Saturday that the cause of the crash is still under investigation.