The 19 Marines who died in the 2000 Osprey crash
By Published: September 28, 2015
The 19 who died April 8, 2000, in the crash of Nighthawk 72, a V-22 Osprey. The men were assigned to the Marine Corps’ 3d Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment, unless otherwise stated.
- Sgt. Jose Alvarez, 28, of Uvalde, Texas.
- Maj. John A. Brow, 39, a pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron 1, of California, Md.
- Pfc. Gabriel C. Clevenger, 21, of Picher, Okla.
- Pfc. Alfred Corona, 23, of San Antonio.
- Lance Cpl. Jason T. Duke, 28, of Sacramento, Calif.
- Lance Cpl. Jesus Gonzales Sanchez, 27, of San Diego.
- Maj. Brooks S. Gruber, 34, a pilot with Marine Helicopter Squadron 1, of Jacksonville, N.C.
- Lance Cpl. Seth G. Jones, 18, of Bend, Ore.
- 2nd Lt. Clayton J. Kennedy, 24, of Clifton Bosque, Texas.
- Cpl. Kelly S. Keith, 22, with Marine Helicopter Squadron 1, of Florence, S.C.
- Cpl. Eric J. Martinez, 21, with Marine Wing Communications Squadron 38, Marine Air Control Group 38, of Coconino, Ariz.
- Lance Cpl. Jorge A. Morin, 21, of McAllen, Texas.
- Cpl. Adam C. Neely, 22, of Winthrop, Wash.
- Staff Sgt. William B. Nelson, 30, with Marine Air Control Group 38, of Richmond, Va.
- Pfc. Kenneth O. Paddio, 23, of Houston.
- Pfc. George P. Santos, 19, of Long Beach, Calif.
- Pfc. Keoki P. Santos, 24, of Grand Ronde, Ore.
- Cpl. Can Soler, 21, a rifleman, of Palm City, Fla.
- Pvt. Adam L. Tatro, 19, of Brownwood, Texas.