Memorial service held for young soldier killed in Black Hawk helicopter crash
Hundreds attended a memorial service held for a young soldier that lost his life on Monday when his Black Hawk helicopter crashed in Maryland.
The service was held Friday morning in Ft. Belvoir, Virginia.
Twenty-two-year-old Spc. Jeremy Darreel Tomlin lost his life when his helicopter went down on a golf course in Leonardtown.
Tomlin was a crew chief assigned to the 12th Aviation Battalion.
According to a press release from the U.S. Army Military District of Washington, the crash occurred during a "routine training flight" at 1:17 p.m.
Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Nicholas, the pilot, and Capt. Terikazu Onoda were also injured in the crash. Both remain in critical condition at the University of Maryland R. Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with our soldiers, their families and friends," Col. Amanda Azubuike, director of public affairs, Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region and the U.S. Army Military District of Washington said in a press release. "Our top priority is the health of our soldiers and ensuring that their family members are provided the support they need."
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.