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Press Release
September 26, 2005
Dept of Defense announces names of soldiers killed in CH-47 crash
 
NOTE: the families of the Oregon National Guard Soldiers killed in this incident have asked that all queries be directed through the ORNG Public Affairs Office.
 
The following is a press release was published by the Department of Defense earlier today:
 
"The Department of Defense announced today the death of five soldiers who were supporting Operation Enduring Freedom. They died southwest of Deh Chopan, Afghanistan, on Sept. 25, when their CH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed.
 
"Killed were:
 
"Chief Warrant Officer John M. Flynn, 36, of Sparks, Nev. Flynn was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Stead, Nev.
 
"Warrant Officer Adrian B. Stump, 22, of Pendleton, Ore. Stump was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Ore.
 
"Sgt. Tane T. Baum, 30, of Pendleton, Ore. Baum was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Pendleton, Ore.
 
"Sgt. Kenneth G. Ross, 24, of Peoria, Ariz. Ross was assigned to the Army's 7th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, Giebelstadt, Germany.
 
"Sgt. Patrick D. Stewart, 35, of Fernley, Nev. Stewart was assigned to the Army National Guard's 113th Aviation Regiment, Stead, Nev."
 
 
 
ORNG PA contacts are:
 
Capt. Michael Braibish
503-584-3886
cell 503-932-5805
 
Sgt 1st Class Mike Cummings
 208-440-7635