A Middletown man was one of 15 Marines and one Navy corpsman killed when an air tanker crashed in Mississippi on Monday. Ryan Lohrey was a 2005 Shenandoah High School graduate.
The Marines say the KC-130 refueling and cargo plane went down in a soybean field near Itta Bena, Mississippi. It was based at Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, New York, and headed to California after picking up crew from a Marine base at Cherry Point, North Carolina.
Lohrey played football at Shenandoah and the school’s athletic director says Lohrey will be remembered at the school’s first football game this fall.
Video of the Marine Forces Reserve addressing the plan crash in a press conference on Wednesday: