2 Marines with Nebraska ties die in Nepal helicopter crash

May 18, 2015

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Two U.S. Marines with Nebraska ties were among the six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers killed last week in a helicopter crash in Nepal.

On Sunday, the Defense Department identified all the Marines killed in Tuesday's crash.

One of the pilots, Captain Dustin Lukasiewicz, grew up in Wilcox, Nebraska before joining the Marines.

Lance Corporal Jacob Hug was working as a videographer onboard the flight delivering supplies to earthquake victims. Hug is an Arizona native, but several of his family members live in Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Omaha, Nebraska.

Nepalese soldiers recovered the bodies of the eight people who died in the helicopter crash on Saturday.

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