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North Attleboro Pilot Killed In Afghanistan Crash

Discussion in 'Military News' started by kwflatbed, Oct 26, 2009.

  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

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    Marine Capt. Kyle Vandegiesen with his wife Megan.

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    Kyle Vandegiesen

    NORTH ATTLEBORO (WBZ) ―A Marine pilot from North Attleboro who was due home in a week was killed in a helicopter crash in Afghanistan Monday.

    29-year-old Marine Capt. Kyle Vandegiesen was a 1998 graduate of North Attleboro High School and a quarterback on the football team.

    North Attleboro veterans agent Jim McCann told WBZ Vandegiesen died in one of two helicopter crashes that
    killed 14 Americans in Afghanistan Monday.

    It's not clear yet which crash he was involved in.

    Vandegiesen was stationed at Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California.

    He leaves behind a pregnant wife Megan and a young daughter, according to McCann.

    "He fulfilled his life long dream of becoming a Marine helicopter pilot, protecting his family and serving his country," his family said in a statement to the
    Sun Chronicle
    .

    North Attleboro Pilot Kyle Vandegiesen Killed In Afghanistan Chopper Crash - wbztv.com
     
  2. Michele

    Michele MassCops Member

    Rest in Peace Capt. Vandegiesen, Thank you for your service.
     
  3. K917

    K917 MassCops Member

    RIP Marine. Thank You.
     
  4. justanotherparatrooper

    justanotherparatrooper Pissin' in liberals cheerio's for 40 years :) Staff Member

    Rest in peace warrior. Once again were at war and America is at the mall.
     
  5. JMB1977

    JMB1977 New Member

    Rest in peace Marine. Thank you for your service.
     
  6. L4G81

    L4G81 MassCops Member

    This is so scary ... a close friend of mine is overseas in Iraq in aviation. :( .. RIP Marine, thank you for your service.
     
  7. Simon

    Simon Guest

    RIP Cap. Semper Fi.
     
  8. MCADPD24

    MCADPD24 MassCops Member

    Rest in Peace Sir.
     
  9. NoSoupForYou

    NoSoupForYou Adios, muchacho!

    "All gave some, some gave all"

    Thank you very much for your service sir, may God bless you and your family.
     
  10. silva

    silva MassCops Member

    I had the pleasure of playing football with Kyle in college. I have yet to meet a finer gentleman and person than Kyle(not to mention one hell of a quarterback.) Rest well Kyle and God Bless.
     
  11. kttref

    kttref New Member

    I also went to college with Kyle...great guy...I can't imagine going on with a child (and being pregnant) without my husband...I feel for his wife. RIP Kyle...your life was far too short brother.
     
  12. Kem25

    Kem25 New Member

    RIP Kyle. America lost an overall great guy when you passed. Anybody know if any type of fund is set up for the children?
     
  13. Javert

    Javert MassCops Member

    RIP, Thank you.
     
  14. Kem25

    Kem25 New Member

    Found this information on a fund for the children.


    Captain Kyle Van DeGiesen Memorial Fund
    Bristol County Savings Bank
    96 Commonwealth Ave.
    North Attleborough, MA 02763
     
  15. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    ‘Man of morals’ mourned

    Fallen Marine laid to rest in North Attleboro

    By Marie Szaniszlo
    Saturday, November 7, 2009 -

    A courageous 29-year-old Marine helicopter pilot - killed in Afghanistan days before his third and final tour of duty was to end - was honored yesterday as a “young man of morals” before more than 1,000 mourners attending his North Attleboro funeral.

    ‘Man of morals’ mourned - BostonHerald.com
     

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