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Former Marmion student one of 11 troops killed in helicopter crash

Former Marmion student one of 11 troops killed in helicopter crash

It didn't take long for the horrible news to reach the Aurora family. The morning after last week's crash of a Blackhawk helicopter off the coast of Florida, Al and Maria Hernandez learned one of the 11 troops on board was likely 27-year-old Marine Corps Staff Sgt. Andrew Seif, the USO's 2013 Marine of the Year, who had lived with them for several years while attending school at Marmion Academy. "It's like losing one of my sons," said Al Hernandez on Wednesday, a couple days after the names of the last victims had been released. "The whole family is in mourning … we're still struggling to process it." This special bond was formed with...

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