Bodies of 5 Killed in Marine Copter Crash Arrive in U.S.


The bodies of five Marines killed in a helicopter accident in France arrived in the United States on Friday for final preparations before burial in their hometowns.

Marine authorities said the a UH-1N “Huey” helicopter, based at the Cherry Point installation near Jacksonville, N.C., struck a power line and crashed at 9:45 p.m. May 3 near Toulon, France, during military exercises.

The victims were the pilot, Maj. Bruce A. Boulton, 37, West Palm Beach, Fla.; co-pilot, 1st Lt. Michael Wilkes, 26, Akron, Ohio; Cpl. Terry Miles, 22, Ashland, Ky.; Cpl. Lansden Good III, 24, Paducah, Ky., and Lance Cpl. Matthew Rossell, 21, Des Moines, Iowa.