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Thornberry comments on recent military casualties

Washington, June 3, 2016 | Jon Corley (202-225-3706)
U.S. Congressman Mac Thornberry (R-Clarendon) issued the following statement today on the recent crashes of Air Force Thunderbird and Navy Blue Angels aircraft, as well as the loss of life at Ft. Hood, Texas:

“Just a few days after Memorial Day, we are reminded that service to our country involves risks beyond those posed by our enemies. My prayers are with those we have lost in Texas and Tennessee this week, as well as their families.

"We do not yet know all the details of these incidents, but they are the latest in an alarming increase of significant military accidents. Those who have died and their families deserve a full, objective, complete look at the circumstances and any deeper causes that should be addressed."