Marine from Wisconsin among military chopper crash victims
PORT WASHINGTON, Wis. (AP) -- A relative says one of the military members killed in a helicopter crash during a training exercise along the Florida Panhandle has roots in Wisconsin.
Thursday's search for the remains of the seven Marines and four soldiers on board the Black Hawk helicopter was hampered by fog.
Lora Waraksa, of Port Washington, says her brother-in-law, Marine Kerry Kemp, died in the crash. Waraksa says his remains have been recovered and her sister, Jenna Kemp, was notified by the Marines of his death overnight.
Waraksa says her brother-in-law was a "proud Marine, a loving husband and most wonderful father." She says her sister and Kemp have a child about 1 year old. Waraksa says Kemp and her sister met at Port Washington High School. She says he was stationed at Camp Lejeune in North Carolina.