CW3 Stanley Blane Hephner


CW3 Stanley Blane Hephner, 29
Hubbard, Ohio

HONOLULU (AP) — The Army has identified the two soldiers killed when a helicopter crashed at Wheeler Army Airfield this week, one of which is from Ohio.

U.S. Army Garrison Hawaii said Friday they were Chief Warrant Officer Jonathan Bryce Millward, 28, of Chubbuck, Idaho and Chief Warrant Officer Stanley Blane Hepfner, 29, of Hubbard, Ohio.

Their two-seat OH-58D Kiowa Warrior went down Wednesday on the landing strip at the central Oahu base.

The cause of the accident is under investigation. The Army said an investigation team from the Combat Readiness Center in Fort Rucker, Ala., arrived Friday.

The men were assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 6th Calvary Regiment, 25th Combat Aviation Brigade.

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