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Category: Local News
Last Updated: 28 January 2005
Created: 28 January 2005
A LOCAL MAN WAS KILLED IN WEDNESDAY?S HELICOPTER CRASH IN WESTERN IRAQ. 24 YEAR-OLD SCOTTS VALLEY RESIDENT LANCE CORPORAL JOSEPH B SPENCE ENLISTED IN THE MARINE CORPS IN DECEMBER OF 2001. DURING HIS TIME IN THE MILITARY HE HAD EARNED THE NATIONAL DEFENSE SERVICE MEDAL, THE GLOBAL WAR ON TERRORISM SERVICE MEDAL, AND THE SEA SERVICE DEPLOYMENT RIBBON. HE IS SURVIVED BY HIS PARENTS AND WIFE.
The Super Stallion helicopter was transporting troops to prepare security for Sunday?s elections. The military is still investigating the crash.