Memorial service planned for helicopter crew

Posted: Sunday, July 11, 2010

SITKA - The Coast Guard will host a memorial service Tuesday at Air Station Sitka for the crew of a helicopter that crashed off the Washington coast.

The Sitka-based crew was flying home Wednesday from Astoria, Ore., when the helicopter crashed off La Push, Wash.

Lt. Lance D. Leone of Ventura, Calif., survived the crash.

Killed were Lt. Sean D. Krueger of Seymour, Conn., and crewmen Adam C. Hoke of Great Falls, Mont., and Brett M. Banks, of Rock Spring, Wyo.

The Coast Guard Commandant, Adm. Robert J. Papp, will attend the memorial service, as will Vice Adm. Manson Brown, commander of the Coast Guard's Pacific Area.

The ceremony will be open to the public.

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