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U.S. Identifies Victim of Gulf Copter Crash

July 31, 1987|Associated Press

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon today identified the man killed Thursday in the crash of a Navy helicopter in the Persian Gulf as Lt. (j.g.) James F. Lazevnick, 25, the co-pilot of the helicopter.

Lazevnick's home of record was listed by the Pentagon as Paulsboro, N.J. However, Rep. Roy Dyson (D-Md.) said Lazevnick's wife and family live in Waldorf, Md.

Three men remain missing in the aftermath of the crash, the Pentagon said. They were identified as Lt. William E. Ramsburg, 31, of Scotland, S.D., the pilot; Radioman 2nd Class Albert B. Duparl, no age available, of Saint Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands, and Air Force Lt. Col. Horace S. Gentle, 44, of Mooresville, N.C., a staff officer with the U.S. Central Command.

The Pentagon identified the five men who were rescued from the gulf's waters after the crash as Army Staff Sgt. Adrian W. Garrison, 33, of Robinwood, Ala.; Navy Lt. Cmdr. Walter F. Fitzpatrick III, 35, of Ventura, Calif.; Aviation Electronics Technician 2nd Class Robert G. Winslow, 27, of Lincolnville, Me.; Air Force Staff Sgt. Jay J. Crowe, 28, of New London, Conn., and Aviation Structural Mechanic Curtis Low, 27, of Arlington, Wash.

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