Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Sgt. Dale Matthews, of Rolling Prairie, killed in military training exercise

Posted on Jan. 8, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. | Updated on Jan. 8, 2014 at 4:55 p.m.

ROLLING PRAIRIE, Ind. – A man from Rolling Prairie was one of four soldiers killed in a crash off the coast of England on Tuesday, Jan. 7, our news partner WNDU reported.

U.S. Air Force Tech. Sgt. Dale E. Mathews was killed during a training operation that went awry after the soldiers' plane was downed in a marshy section of a nature reserve.

The New Prairie High School graduate was a special mission aviator, and the crash is still under investigation, WNDU reported.

In a statement released Wednesday, Jan. 8, the U.S. Air Force said, "…we continue to think of the loved ones who are experiencing such a tragic, sudden loss."

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