Five U.S. Soldiers Killed In A Helicopter Crash A Day After Veterans Day

By Tiffany Williams –

This week as our nation came together during a pandemic to recognize the sacrifice of millions of American veterans, a day later we learned that Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan S. Ghabour, a 27-year-old from Marlborough was one of five United States Army soldiers who died in a helicopter crash Thursday on Tirian Island in Sinai, Egypt.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Ghabour was commissioned as a warrant officer in 2018 and he arrived in Egypt in January 2020 for his first overseas assignment.

The other soldiers who died in the crash were identified as Capt. Seth V. Vandekamp, a 31-year-old from Katy, Texas; Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dallas G. Garza, a 34-year-old from Fayetteville, North Carolina; Staff Sgt. Kyle R. McKee, a 35-year-old from Painesville, Ohio; and Sgt. Jeremy C. Sherman, a 23-year-old from Watseka, Illinois.

On Thursday, Acting Secretary of Defense Chris Miller said, “I extend the Department’s condolences to the families, friends and teammates of these service members.”

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