Gloria Jean Kues Pimple
1LT. David M. Pimple. A great son, a great friend and a great pilot.
SEOUL — A U.S. Marine helicopter carrying 37 Marines on maneuvers crashed in an isolated mountain region on South Korea's southeast coast early today, and 22 were killed, U.S. authorities said.
Fifteen Marines were injured, some critically, when the Sikorsky Sea Stallion crashed shortly before 7 a.m. south of the industrial port city of Pohang and 250 miles southeast of Seoul, a Marine Corps spokesman said.
The most seriously injured were evacuated to an amphibious assault ship off the Korean coast, the Belleau Wood, and the rest were flown to Seoul, the spokesman said.
Yonhap, the South Korean news agency, said in a report quoting South Korean military officials that the helicopter exploded and burst into flames before slamming into the ground. The report said the explosion appeared to have been caused by an engine defect.
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Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for 1LT David Mark Pimple (13 May 1963–20 Mar 1989), Find A Grave Memorial no. 169971875, citing Fort Huachuca Cemetery, Sierra Vista, Cochise County, Arizona, USA ; Maintained by Karen Sharp (contributor 47587989) .