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U.S. Army Identifies Soldier Killed in Helicopter Crash

July 10, 1989

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ The U.S. military Monday released the identities of the soldier killed and the two injured in the crash of a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter.

A military spokesman said Chief Warrant Officer Jerry L. Haney, 41, of Clarksville, Tenn., was killed Thursday when the helicopter crashed on a routine night training mission 8 1/2 miles east of Seoul.

Injured in the crash were Lt. Col. Douglas E. Warne of Oakridge, Tenn., and Sgt. Olaf G. Marek of Middleburg, Ohio. Marek was in good condition and Warne in stable condition at the 121st Evacuation Hospital at the 8th U.S. Army headquarters in Seoul.

All were members of the 2nd Infantry Division’s 2nd Batalion, 2nd Aviation. The infantry division is the only such American unit in South Korea and includes about 15,000 troops. A U.S. military statement said the cause of the crash was still under investigation.

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