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U.S. Navy Helicopter Crash Victims (2021)

by Linnea Crowther

Five U.S. Navy sailors were killed in a helicopter crash in the Pacific Ocean, near San Diego, on August 31.

The names of the deceased are:

Naval Air Crewman 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, of Salem, Virginia.

Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, of Severna Park, Maryland.

Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, of Oakhurst, California.

Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, of Annandale, Virginia.

Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, of St. Louis, Missouri.

The helicopter was based on the USS Abraham Lincoln aircraft carrier and was conducting routine flight operations, according to Navy officials.

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For full coverage, please visit the San Diego Union-Tribune.

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