Iwakuni Marines honor lost KC-130J aircrew with memorial service, flyover

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A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling training in 2017. (STEPHEN CAMPBELL/U.S. MARINE CORPS)
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A KC-130J Hercules with Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 at Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, conducts aerial refueling training in 2017. (STEPHEN CAMPBELL/U.S. MARINE CORPS)

Iwakuni Marines honor lost KC-130J aircrew with memorial service, flyover

by: James Bolinger | .
Stars and Stripes | .
published: December 15, 2018

MARINE CORPS AIR STATION IWAKUNI, Japan — A single KC-130J flew slowly past MCAS Iwakuni Friday in remembrance of five Marines who lost their lives after their aerial refueler collided in midair with an F/A-18 Hornet Dec. 6 off southern Japan.

Friends and family of the fallen Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 152 Marines also joined III Marine Expeditionary Force leadership for a private memorial that day in the unit’s hangar.

The crew members aboard the plane were Lt. Col. Kevin Herrmann, 38, of Fredericksburg, Va.; Maj. James Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, N.Y.; Staff Sgt. Maximo Flores, 27, of Surprise, Ariz.; Cpl. Carter Ross, 21, of Hendersonville, Tenn.; and Cpl. Daniel Baker, 21, of Tremont, Ill.

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