30 Dec '16, 3pm

Guardsmen killed in Texas Apache crash: Dustin Lee Mortenson, 32, and Lucas Maurice Lowe, 33

WASHINGTON — The Army has identified the two National Guardsmen killed Wednesday afternoon when the AH-64 Apache helicopter that they were flying crashed into Galveston Bay in Texas. Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Dustin Lee Mortenson, 32, of League City, Texas and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Maurice Lowe, 33, of Hardin, Texas died of injuries sustained in the crash. "The loss of these Guardsmen will be deeply felt across our entire force,” said Maj. Gen. John F. Nichols, Adjutant General of Texas National Guard. “Our top priority remains with supporting their families and all investigative efforts. Our thoughts and prayers are with their families during this tragic time.” The soldiers were conducting a “routine training flight” when the helicopter crashed into the water just off the shore of the Bayport Cruise Terminal, about 25 miles southeast of Houston, about 4 p.m. lo...

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