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Two decorated marine pilots die in a helicopter crash during exercises



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By Doha Madani

Two decorated naval pilots died when the helicopter crashed into Hume, Arizona, Saturday, according to the military branch.

Maj. Matthew Vigand (age 34) and Captain Travis W. Brennon (30 years old) were killed during regular training, US Marine Corps reported.

loss of a loved one, ̵

1; said Colonel Kelvin W. Gallman, commander of the squadron who took the course. "Our most valuable assets are individual marines, and our focus is on supporting families in this difficult time." Mountain Air Rifle Band, CA Cpl. Harley Robinson / US Marine Corps via AP File

Men took part in a semester course of a lecturer in weapons and tactics. The military authorities are investigating why the helicopter AH-1Z Viper was crashed.

Vigand, from Ambler, Pennsylvania, joined the Marines in 2008. Gold Star

Brennon of Nashville, Tennessee, received the Medal of the Global War on Terrorism Service and a strip of deployment of maritime services. He was a pilotage helicopter, assigned to the Gulf of Canehoe, Hawaii.


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