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Milton soldier dies in Black Hawk helicopter crash

| Hansen Hasenberg
A soldier from Milton was killed in a helicopter crash at Fort Campbell in Kentucky March 29. The crash killed nine other soldiers as well. Warrant Officer 1 Jeffrey Barnes, 33, of Milton, had been flying in a Black Hawk medical evacuation helicopter during a training exercise when his helicopter and another Black Hawk crashed around 10 p.m. During a news conference the following day, Brig. Gen. John Lubas said the helicopters were flying a multiship formation and using night vision goggles.
Jeffery Barnes of Milton died when a helicopter he was in crashed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky. The cause of the crash is still being investigated but the crew were conducting a training exercise at the time it went down.


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