CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) – Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz was from Fort Wayne, Indiana and served in the U.S. Marines as an Osprey pilot.
The 27-year-old was taking part in NATO military exercises in Norway last week when an aircraft crashed, killing him and three others.
Indiana Gov. Eric Holcumb issued a statement saying, “Janet and I send our sincere condolences to Capt. Matthew Tomkiewicz's family and friends, especially in the tough days ahead. We ask all Hoosiers to surround the family with love and never-ending appreciation for all Capt. Tomkiewicz gave to our state and nation.”
The other men were identified as:
— Capt. Ross A. Reynolds, 27, of Leominster, Massachusetts.
— Gunnery Sgt. James W. Speedy, 30, of Cambridge, Ohio.
— Cpl. Jacob M. Moore, 24, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.
The bodies of all four Marines are now in the process of being returned to the U.S.
The cause of the crash remained under investigation.