Wainwright families and friends gather to remember Iraq helicopter victims

The Fort Wainwright community gathered this afternoon to remember five soldiers killed in Iraq last month. The memorial honored the men who died when their helicopter crashed west of Baghdad on August 14. Army spokeswoman Linda Douglass says the soldiers were the first members of the aviation unit Task Force Dragon, to die in the war zone. The honored dead included:

  • Pilot, Christopher Johnson (31), Michigan
  • Pilot, Jackie McFarlane, Jr. (30), Virginia
  • Flight Engineer, Sean Fisher (29), California
  • Repairman, Stanley Reynolds (37), West Virginia
  • Repairman, Steven Jewell (26), North Carolina

Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks