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Marine killed in Camp Pendleton helicopter crash identified [Updated]

July 7, 2011 | 11:42 am

Cook2A Marine killed in Wednesday's helicopter crash at Camp Pendleton has been identified as Sgt. Trevor Cook, 25, a crew chief with Helicopter Squadron 369, the Marine Corps said Thursday.

Cook, from Orleans, N.Y., was a veteran of the war in Afghanistan. He enlisted in 2004.

Cook was among six Marines on the UH-1Y (Huey) that crashed in the San Mateo area in the northern reach of the sprawling base. The others were taken to local hospitals.

The cause of the crash remains under investigation.

[Updated, 12:30 p.m., July 7: Three of the injured Marines were treated and released at a local hospital, and two others are listed in good condition, the Marine Corps said.]


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Photo: Sgt. Trevor Cook during his deployment in Afghanistan. Credit: Marine Corps