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Marine from Cambridge among 4 killed during NATO drill in Norway

Posted at 9:06 AM, Mar 21, 2022

CLEVELAND — An marine from Ohio was among four who were killed during a training flight in Norway on March 18, II Marine Expeditionary Force announced Monday.

Gunnery Sgt. James W. Speedy, of Cambridge, Ohio was aboard an Osprey aircraft when it crashed in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise unrelated to the Ukraine war, the Associated Press reported.

The three other marines killed during the training are:

  • Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz of Fort Wayne, Indiana
  • Capt. Ross A. Reynolds of Leominster, Mass.
  • Cpl. Jacob M. Moore of Catlettsburg, Kentucky

The Marines were assigned to the 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, II Marine Expeditionary Force. They were participating in a NATO exercise called Cold Response in an MV-22B Osprey — a helicopter-style military aircraft.

The cause of the crash is under investigation.

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