Marine C-130 Plane Crash Personnel Identified

| July 15, 2017 | 24 Comments

The Marine Forces Reserve  has released the names and photos of the 15 personnel lost in the C-130 crash in Mississippi.

It is with great regret that the Marine Corps announces the names of those who perished in the KC-130T Hercules crash in Mississippi on July 10,” they wrote.

Seven of those killed were based at Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune in eastern North Carolina. They included six marines and one sailor.

The KC-130 refueling tanker took off from Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point. Capt. John Roberts said Tuesday that the plane was under the command of the 4th Marine Air Wing, which is part of the Marine Forces Reserve, headquartered in New Orleans.

The incident was the worst Marine crash in more than a decade.

The crew and passengers were:

Caine M. Goyette, Major, KC-130 Aircraft Commander.

Sean E. Elliott, Captain, KC-130 Aircraft Commander.

Mark A. Hopkins, Gunnery Sergeant, Tactical Systems Operator/Mission Specialist.

Brendan C. Johnson, Gunnery Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Joshua M. Snowden, Staff Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Julian M. Kevianne, Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Owen J. Lennon, Sergeant, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Daniel I. Baldassare, Corporal, Fixed Wing Aircraft Crew Master KC-130.

Collin J. Schaaff, Corporal, Aircraft Ordnance Technician.

Robert H. Cox, Staff Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

William J. Kundrat, Staff Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Chad E. Jenson, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Talon R. Leach, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Joseph J. Murray, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Dietrich A. Schmieman, Sergeant, 2nd Raider Battalion, Special Operations Command.

Ryan M. Lohrey, Petty Officer 2nd Class, 2d Marine Raider Battalion, MARSOC.

Fair winds and following seas. This was not an easy one to write up; thoughts and prayers to the families and friends of our shipmates.








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  1. HMC Ret says:

    Rest in Peace, Brothers.

  2. Atkron says:

    Fair Winds and Following Seas to you all.

    I can only imagine the anguish that not only their NOK is going through right now. But, also the Maintenance Department of the Squadron that aircraft was in. Especially the Airframers, Powerplant Mechs, Electricians, and especially the Plane Captains that launched the aircraft that day.

  3. TankBoy says:

    RIP my brothers.

  4. FuzeVT says:

    Rest in peace, brothers.

    I can’t imagine what your families must be going through. I’ve been in several units where people have been lost (most recently the 1st Marine Air Wing when that UH-1 went down in Nepal. It’s hard enough for a unit to have to bury its own – but that would be nothing compared to the family. I wish them peace in this trying time.

  5. UpNorth says:

    Someone left off the name of SGT Julian Kevianne, of Detroit, Mi. He was from the aerial refueling squadron.

  6. UpNorth says:

    Add: Rest in Peace.

  7. OldSoldier54 says:

    While I was grieving for these families, trying to ask that He comfort those left behind, He reminded me of something I read many years ago. It’s called “Footprints in the Sand.”

    When asked why there were suddenly only one set of footprints in the wet sand, He replied, ” This was when you were so broken by grief that you were unable to even stand, let alone walk with Me. It was then that I carried you.”

    In all of my Father’s House, there is none as Faithful as the Lover of our souls. In a time, place, and manner of His choosing, He will carry those left behind … because we asked, and He is Faithful.

  8. A Proud Infidel®™ says:

    R.I.P. Warriors, you were taken to Valhalla before your time.

  9. Ex-PH2 says:

    This is too sad. Too many lost, too young.

    Rest in peace.

  10. Sparks says:

    Rest in peace. God be with and comfort your loved ones now.

  11. MustangCryppie says:

    RIP, shipmates.

    Live life to the fullest. Things like this can happen at any time.

  12. HMCS(FMF) ret says:

    Rest in Peace, Warriors…

  13. RGR 4-78 says:

    Rest in Peace.

  14. Stephen F. McCartney, M.D. says:

    You volunteered, you trained you served heroically without asking for special treatment. You are all angels..we were blessed to have you. Look down on us and our national sorrow as you left.

    Semper Fi

  15. Jay says:

    Shit. I was at Recon with the Doc.

    Peace to the families.

  16. Guard Bum says:

    I saw photos of these men on line and they were all young men in their 20s; cream of the crop. I keep hearing stories about how bad the younger generation is and how todays military has gone soft; reading the biographies of these warriors sure dispells that myth.

    RIP brothers.

  17. ALVO says:

    Rest In Peace BRAVE sons, husbands, fathers….we honor you and are deeply saddened by your untimely sacrifice. May your families know some solace in that.

  18. Silentium Est Aureum says:

    Bless all those brothers in arms who have given all.

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