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Army Releases Names of Dead Soldiers

February 6, 1999

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) _ The U.S. Army on Saturday released the names of the two soldiers killed and three injured in Thursday’s crash of a helicopter on a training mission.

The dead were identified as Chief Warrant Officer Robert L. Brown, 35, the pilot from Fort Carson, Colo., and Chief Warrant Officer David L. Hopkins, 29, the co-pilot from Charlotte, N.C.

Each left a wife and three children.

The injured, all released from the hospital Friday, were Brig. Gen. Raymond D. Barrett Jr. of Austin, Tex.; 1st Lt. Michael B. Siegl of Palo Alto, Calif., and Pfc. Rocki R. Hernandez of Woodburn, Ore.

The five were in a UH-60A helicopter from 2-2 Aviation, 2nd Infantry Division, when it went down on Thursday at the Twin Bridge Training Area, 20 miles north of Seoul, the command said.