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Two Illinois natives killed in Kuwaiti helicopter crash
Chicago Tribune - on-line ^
| March 21, 2003
| Amy Nevala and Courtney Flynn
Posted on 03/21/2003 9:59:17 PM PST by NotJustAnotherPrettyFace
Capt. Ryan Anthony Beaupre, 30, of St. Anne, Ill., and Cpl. Brian Matthew Kennedy, 25, a Glenview native living in Houston, were among the 12 American and British troops killed Thursday in a military helicopter crash in Kuwait about nine miles from the Iraqi border.
When the family dog began barking before dawn Friday, Mark Beaupre, Ryan Beaupre's father, said he knew his oldest son was dead. A delegation of Marines at his door confirmed his fear.
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TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; News/Current Events; US: Illinois
KEYWORDS: briankennedy; glenview; helicoptercrash; iraq; kia; ryanbeaupre; stanne
St. Anne, IL is a small town (around pop. 1200) near Kankakee - about 30 miles south of Chicago. Glenview, IL is a northern suburb of Chicago and is about 10 miles NNE of O'Hare Airport.
These men will be missed. They served their country with honor.
Rest in Peace, good and faithful Marines.
To: 68-69TonkinGulfYatchClub; Mr_Magoo; Squantos; amom; RedWing9; Chi-townChief; Billie; TheRightGuy; ..
Heads-up - the pilots on that helicopter that crashed were from Illinois. Several of Mark Kennedy's family live in this area.
Let's have a moment of silence for them at the Rally.
posted on 03/22/2003 5:48:08 AM PST
(The most terrorized place in America is a mother's womb.)
Thanks for the heads up.
posted on 03/22/2003 7:42:00 AM PST
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