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Military Releases Names Of Victims In Black Hawk Helicopter Crash

Posted April 29, 2004 4:09 a.m. EDT

— The Army released the identities Thursday of three crew members killed in a

UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter

crash during a training flight from Fort Bragg into South Carolina.

The Army said the victims were Chief Warrant Officer Bruce D. Boggs, 37, of Conover; 1st Lt. Candace L. Voegele-Daniels, 24, of Arkansas City, Kan., and Spc. Christopher K. Bingaman, 22, of Frackville, Pa.

Boggs, company safety officer, and Bingaman, a UH-60 crew chief, were assigned to Co. A, 1st Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment. Voegele, company executive officer, was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Co. in the battalion.

A memorial service is being planned for the aviators and details will be announced later, according to a statement from the 18th Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.

The UH-60 Black Hawk was reported missing Monday night during a training flight near Florence, S.C. The wreckage of the helicopter was located Tuesday evening at the Great Pee Dee River bridge over Interstate 95 between Florence and Dillon, S.C.