Soldier killed in chopper crash

October 25, 2009 3:11:28 PM PDT
An Army Special Operations Aviation Soldier died in a helicopter crash that occurred Oct. 22, 2009, off the coast of Virginia, while conducting overwater training. Staff Sgt. James R. Stright, 29, a native of Libby, Mont., served in the Regiment for more than five years.

He is survived by his mother, Kathy Stright, and his father, Robert N. Stright, both of Libby, Montana.

Stright was assigned to Charlie Company, 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) headquartered at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., when his MH-60 Blackhawk helicopter crashed on board the USNS ARCTIC (T-AOE 8).

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