updated 7/4/2005 12:33:37 AM ET 2005-07-04T04:33:37

The Pentagon released the names of the 16 troops killed last week when a MH-47 Chinook helicopter crashed in eastern Afghanistan while ferrying personnel to a battle against militants.

Seven of the victims were soldiers assigned to the Army’s 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Hunter Army Air Field, Ga.:

  • Staff Sgt. Shamus O. Goare, 29, of Danville, Ohio.
  • Chief Warrant Officer Corey J. Goodnature, 35, of Clarks Grove, Minn.
  • Sgt. Kip A. Jacoby, 21, of Pompano Beach, Fla.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Marcus V. Muralles, 33, of Shelbyville, Ind.
  • Maj. Stephen C. Reich, 34, of Washington Depot, Conn.
  • Sgt. 1st Class Michael L. Russell, 31, of Stafford, Va.
  • Chief Warrant Officer Chris J. Scherkenbach, 40, of Jacksonville, Fla.

One soldier was assigned to the Army’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), Fort Campbell, Ky.:

  • Master Sgt. James W. Ponder III, 36, of Franklin, Tenn.

Five sailors who died in the crash were assigned to SEAL Team Ten, Virginia Beach, Va.:

  • Chief Petty Officer Jacques J. Fontan, 36, of New Orleans, La.
  • Lt. Cmdr. Erik S. Kristensen, 33, of San Diego, Calif.
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffery A. Lucas, 33, of Corbett, Ore.
  • Lt. Michael M. McGreevy, Jr., 30, of Portville, N.Y.
  • Petty Officer 1st Class Jeffrey S. Taylor, 30, of Midway, W.Va.

Three sailors were assigned to SEAL Delivery Vehicle Team One, Pearl Harbor, Hawaii:

  • Senior Chief Petty Officer Daniel R. Healy, 36, of Exeter, N.H.
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class James Suh, 28, of Deerfield Beach, Fla.
  • Petty Officer 2nd Class Eric S. Patton, 22, of Boulder City, Nev.

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