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Army identified five soldiers killed in peacekeeping mission in Egypt

A Czech and French service member were also killed in the crash, officials said.

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A helicopter in Sinai
A helicopter in Sinai
(Capt. Mark Scott / Task Force Sinai)
Updated: November 14, 2020 - 4:31pm

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The Army on Saturday identified the five U.S. soldiers killed earlier this week when their helicopter crashed in a peacekeeping operation in Egypt.

The deceased have been identified as: 

  • Capt. Seth Vernon Vandekamp, 31, from Katy, Texas.
  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas Gearld Garza, 34, from Fayetteville, N.C. 
  • Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan Sameh Ghabour, 27, from Marlborough, Mass. 
  • Staff Sgt. Kyle Robert McKee, 35, from Painesville, Ohio
  • Sgt. Jeremy Cain Sherman, 23, from Watseka, Ill.

A Czech and French service member were also killed in the crash, officials said.

The crash occurred Thursday in Sinai, Egypt, as part of the Multinational Force and Observer mission. The helicopter has been identified as a Blackhawk UH-60. The accident remains under investigation.