Thursday, September 23, 2010

Naval Cryptologist Killed in Afghanistan

Senior Chief Cryptologic Technician (Collection) David B. McLendon died September 21, 2010 serving during Operation Enduring Freedom.

CTRCS(SW/FMF) McLendon, 30, of Thomasville, Ga.; assigned to an East Coast-based Naval Special Warfare unit; died Sept. 21 in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crash during combat operations in the Zabul province, Afghanistan.

Also killed in the crash were: Army Maj. Robert F. Baldwin, Army Sgt. Marvin R. Calhoun Jr., Lt. (SEAL) Brendan J. Looney, Army Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jonah D. McClellan, Navy Special Warfare Operator 3rd Class (SEAL) Denis C. Miranda, Army Staff Sgt. Joshua D. Powell, Navy Special Warfare Operator 2nd Class (SEAL) Adam O. Smith, and Army Chief Warrant Officer 3 Matthew G. Wagstaff.

Rest in Peace.