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    MARSOC Identifies Marines, Sailor killed in KC-130T crash

    In memory of those lost

    Photo By Sgt. Remington Hall | A Marine Corps KC-130 transport aircraft crashed in LeFlore County, Miss., on July 10...... read more read more



    Story by Maj. Nicholas Mannweiler 

    Marine Forces, Special Operations Command

    It is with a heavy heart that U.S. Marine Corps Forces, Special Operations Command formally identifies the six Marines and Sailor who died as a result of the U.S. Marine Corps KC-130T crash in LeFlore County, Miss., at approximately 4 p.m. local time July 10, 2017.

    Deceased are:

    Staff Sgt. Robert H. Cox, 28, from Ventura, California

    Staff Sgt. William J. Kundrat, 33, from Frederick, Maryland.

    Sgt. Chad E. Jenson, 25, from Los Angeles, California.

    Sgt. Talon R. Leach, 27, from Callaway, Missouri.

    Sgt. Joseph J. Murray, 26, from Duval, Florida.

    Sgt. Dietrich A. Schmieman, 26, from Benton, Washington.

    U.S. Navy Petty Officer 2d Class Ryan M. Lohrey, 30, from Middleton, Indiana.

    This tragic loss of life impacts the entire MARSOC family. We are committed to providing the full measure of support to the families and friends of our fallen and our thoughts and prayers are with them during this difficult time. We ask that you continue to honor and respect the privacy of the families. Offers of condolences and support can be sent through the Care Coalition at

    Media seeking additional information should contact the MARSOC Public Affairs Officer, Maj. Nicholas Mannweiler via email: or by phone: (910) 440-0770 or (910) 650-8472. For media seeking information regarding the incident investigation please contact Capt. Andy Chrestman via email: or by phone: (504) 697-8176.



    Date Taken: 07.14.2017
    Date Posted: 07.14.2017 12:25
    Story ID: 241132
    Location: CAMP LEJEUNE, NC, US 
    Hometown: ANDERSON, IN, US
    Hometown: BENTON CITY, WA, US
    Hometown: DUVAL, FL, US
    Hometown: FREDERICK, MD, US
    Hometown: LOS ANGELES, CA, US
    Hometown: VENTURA, CA, US

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