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NATO plane crash: Bodies of US Marines killed during Osprey exercise in Norway return home

DOVER, Delaware – The bodies of four Marines killed in a military plane crash during a NATO exercise were returned to the United States on Friday.

The US Marine Corps said an Osprey plane crashed in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle on March 18, killing the four Marines. Marine officials said Saturday that hundreds of U.S. Marines, Sailors, soldiers and civilians offered their last salute to fallen Marines in Bod, Norway early Friday.

Marine Corps identifies 4 dead in NATO exercise crash

– Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz, 27, of Fort Wayne, Indiana.

– Capt. Ross A. Reynolds, 27, of Leominster, Massachusetts.

– Artillery Sgt. James W. Speedy, 30, of Cambridge, Ohio.

– Cpl. Jacob M. Moore, 24, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.

The men were all assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina. They took part in a long-planned NATO exercise called Cold Response, which authorities said had nothing to do with Russia’s war in Ukraine.

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