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December 14, 2011 at 11:38 AM

Army identifies 4 aviators killed in crash of helicopters

Anne M. Montgomery

Frank A. Buoniconti

Lucas Daniel Sigfrid

Shan Joseph Satterfield

The Army has released the names of the four Army aviators killed Monday night in the crash of two helicopters at Joint Base Lewis-McChord (JBLM):

Capt. Anne M. Montgomery, 25, a native of North Dakota. She had served on active duty since August 2008, and arrived for duty at JBLM in December 2010. Montgomery is a 2008 graduate of the United States Military Academy, and had not deployed overseas. Her awards include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Aviator Badge.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Frank A. Buoniconti, 36, a native of Colorado. Buoniconti had served on active duty since July 1994, and arrived for duty at JBLM in early November 2011. He was commissioned a warrant officer in 2003, and since has had assignments at Fort Bragg, N.C., and the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif. He deployed to Iraq twice, and Afghanistan twice. Buoniconti’s awards include the Distinguished Flying Cross, Meritorious Service Medal, Air Medal (six awards), Army Commendation Medal (nine awards), and the Army Commendation Medal w/”V” device and the Army Senior Aviator Badge.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Lucas Daniel Sigfrid, 32, a native of Alabama. Sigfrid had served on active duty since May 2008, and arrived for duty at JBLM in January 2011. Sigfrid was commissioned a warrant officer in 2008, and had not deployed overseas. His awards include the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and the Army Aviator Badge.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Shan Joseph Satterfield, 32, a native of Alaska. Satterfield had served on active duty since September 1997, and arrived for duty at JBLM in December 2009. Satterfield was commissioned a warrant officer in 2002, and since has had assignments in Korea and at Fort Campbell, Ky. He deployed to Iraq once, and to Afghanistan once. Satterfield’s awards include the Air Medal (two awards), Army Commendation Medal (two awards) and the Aviator Badge.

Correction: Two photo captions in this story, originally published December 14, 2011 at 11:38 a.m., were corrected at 4:37 p.m. and again at 9:05 p.m. Previous versions of the captions misidentified Lucas Daniel Sigfrid and Shan Joseph  Satterfield.

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