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A U.S. Navy MH-60S Seahawk helicopter picks up U.S. Marines for a training mission at Camp Davis in North Carolina on September 26, 2021.

A snapshot of the burdens being shouldered by brave U.S. troops and military families around the world.

By Tom Sileo, The Stream, October 15, 2021

Tom Sileo is a contributing senior editor of The Stream. He is co-author of Three Wise MenBrothers Forever8 Seconds of Courage and Fire in My Eyes. Follow Tom on Twitter @TSileo and The Stream at @Streamdotorg.



The remains of five U.S. military heroes have been recovered off the southern California coast following an August helicopter crash, according to the U.S. Navy.

“The U.S. Navy recovered the wreckage of the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter that crashed August 31, approximately 60 nautical miles off the coast of San Diego while conducting routine operations with USS Abraham Lincoln,” the October 12 statement said, while adding that “five human remains” were also found.

The remains have since been transferred to Dover Air Force Base in Delaware. The helicopter crash remains under investigation. The Pentagon identified all five departed Navy warriors back in September.

  • Lt. Bradley Foster, 29, Oakhurst, California

  • Lt. Paul Fridley, 28, Annandale, Virginia

  • Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James Buriak, 31, Salem, Virginia

  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah Burns, 31, Severna Park, Maryland

  • Hospital Corpsman 3rd Class Bailey Tucker, 21, St. Louis, Missouri …

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