4 isle-based soldiers perish in copter crash in Afghanistan
By William Cole
Aug. 18, 2012
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ASSOCIATED PRESS A Black Hawk took off on a mission in that region in 2010.
ASSOCIATED PRESS Richard Essex, 23, a door gunner, was one of four Schofield Barracks-based crew members who were among the seven Americans and four Afghans killed in Thursday’s Black Hawk helicopter crash in southern Afghanistan.