Louisiana National Guard Releases Names of Soldiers Killed in Florida Helicopter Crash
The Louisiana National guard has released the identities of the four soldiers killed in a helicopter crash over the Florida panhandle last week.
According to a story by Louisiana Radio Network, Major General Glenn Curtis says 37-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 4 George Griffin, Jr., is a Delhi native from Hammond. He leaves behind a wife and four children. Griffin joined the National Guard in 1994.
He says 44-year-old Chief Warrant Officer 4 George David Strother from Alexandria leaves behind a wife, son, step-daughter and mother. Curtis says Strother surved in the military for 26 years.
40-year-old Staff Sgt. Lance Bergeron, a Thibodaux native, joined the Marines in 1998 before enlisting in the National Guard in 2001. He's surived by his wife and two children.
And 26-year-old Staff Sgt. Thomas Florich is survived by his wife, who is expecting the couple's first child. Florich was a Virginia native who lived in Baton Rouge. He enlisted in the National Guard in 2007. He was posthumously promoted from Sergeant to Staff Sergeant.