30 Aug '17, 11pm

Pentagon identifies soldier missing after helicopter crash off coast of Yemen

The Defense Department on Wednesday released the name of a soldier who has been missing since the helicopter he was on crashed off the coast of Yemen. Staff Sgt. Emil Rivera-Lopez is listed as Duty Status Whereabouts Unknown, or DUSTWUN, according to the Pentagon. Officials did not release any more information on Rivera-Lopez, including his age or which unit he belonged to. “There is still an ongoing investigation, and until Staff Sgt. Rivera-Lopez‘s status changes, we will not release any additional information,” a spokesman for U.S. Central Command said when reached by phone. The spokesman told Army Times the search for Rivera-Lopez, who was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve, is ongoing. Rivera-Lopez went missing last Friday when an Army Black Hawk helicopter crashed off the coast of Yemen. The incident happened during a training event about 20 miles off the country’...

Full article: http://www.armytimes.com/news/2017/08/30/pentagon-identif...

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