Maloney “Devastated” by Death of Marine Reservists Based at Stewart ANG Base in Newburgh
Newburgh, NY – Representative Sean Patrick Maloney (NY-18), who represents Stewart Air National Guard Base in Newburgh, issued the following statement after confirming that some of the service members killed in the Mississippi plane crash on Monday, July 10, 2017 were based out of Stewart ANG Base. The Marine Aerial Refueler Transport Squadron 452 (VMGR-452), which includes the plane and crew, is a United States Marine Corps KC-130T squadron based out of Stewart Air National Guard Base.
“This loss is simply devastating. Over the years I have had the privilege of getting to know many of the brave men and women who serve in our armed forces, especially those at Stewart – they are truly American heroes. These folks risk their lives in service of our country and to lose them in such a way is tragic. My prayers are with the Navy Corpsman and the Marines who lost their lives, their loved ones and our entire community – we lost some of our best yesterday. Semper fi.”