OKINAWA, JAPAN – December 14, 2018
The five U.S. Marines declared deceased after being involved in a December 6 F/A-18 and KC-130 mishap off the coast of Kochi, Japan have been identified, according to a III Marine Expeditionary Force's Facebook post.
The deceased are: Lt. Col. Kevin R. Herrmann, 38, of New Bern, North Carolina; Maj. James M. Brophy, 36, of Staatsburg, New York; Staff Sgt. Maximo A. Flores, 27, of Surprise, Arizona; Cpl. Daniel E. Baker, 21, of Tremont, Illinois; and Cpl. William C. Ross, 21, of Hendersonville, Tennessee.
The deceased were assigned to M...