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RESPONSE TO TERROR

Marines Based in S.D. County

January 10, 2002|From Times Staff Reports

The Marines killed Wednesday when their KC-130 refueling plane crashed in Pakistan were members of aerial refueler-transport Squadron 352, part of Marine Aircraft Group 11 of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, based at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, the Marine Corps reported.

Late Wednesday, the Pentagon identified the Marines as Capt. Matthew W. Bancroft, 29, of Redding, Calif., the command pilot; Capt. Daniel G. McCollum, 29, of Richland, S.C., the co-pilot; Gunnery Sgt. Stephen L. Bryson, 36, of Montgomery, Ala.; Staff Sgt. Scott N. Germosen, 37, of Queens, N.Y.; Sgt. Nathan P. Hays, 21, of Lincoln, Wash.; Lance Cpl. Bryan P. Bertrand, 23, of Coos Bay, Ore.; and Sgt. Jeannette L. Winters, 25, of DuPage County, Ill.

Sarah Bancroft, 26, of Redding said her brother "wanted to be in the military since he was a little boy."

"Ever since he heard [Dallas Cowboy quarterback] Roger Staubach went to the Naval Academy, my brother wanted to be in the military," she said.

Bancroft was married with three children--two boys and an infant daughter, his sister said.

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