Half Staff Alert | Massachusetts | April 2, 2022 - April 5, 2022
In honor of United States Marine Corps Captain Ross Reynolds
Reynolds, a 27-year-old Osprey pilot joined the Marines in 2017, was one of four Marines killed when their aircraft crashed during a NATO drill on March 18 in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation, but Norwegian police reported bad weather in the area. Officials in Norway said the MV-22B Osprey crashed in Graetaedalen in Beiarn, south of Bodoe.
The men were all assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing stationed at Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina
Governor Charlie Baker of Massachusetts said:
"Massachusetts mourns the loss of
Captain Ross Reynolds of Leominster, who tragically lost his life last week during a training exercise in Norway. The Marines who tragically passed in the accident are all heroes. We honor his service to our nation and pray for his family."
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