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Indiana Man Among 16 Dead In Mississippi Plane Crash

051013-N-6106R-117 Yokosuka, Japan (Oct. 13, 2005) - A member of the flag detail prepares to present a folded American flag to Chief Aviation Boatswain's Mate Michael Berry at his retirement ceremony. The ceremony was conducted on the flight deck of the conventionally powered aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk (CV 63). Berry's retirement marked an end to his 24-year Navy career, 18 years of which were served at sea. U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Stephen W. Rowe (RELEASD)

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:

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