McColley, Jonathan Eric, Sgt

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6048-Flight Equipment Technician
Last MOSGroup
Aircraft Maintenance
Primary Unit
2005-2006, HMH-464
Service Years
2000 - 2006


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This Military Service Page was created/owned by Cpl John McColley to remember Marine Sgt Jonathan Eric McColley (Eric).

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Home Town
Gettsyburg, Pennsylvania
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Date of Passing
Feb 17, 2006
Location of Interment
Quantico National Cemetery - Quantico, Virginia
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  2006, GWOT Fallen [Verified]

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Last Known Activity
Sgt. McColley was attached to Marine Helicopter Squadron 464 based out of Marine Corps air station New River, North Carolina. The helicopter squadron was deployed to Djibouti as part of the combined Joint Task Force participating in counter terrorism missions throughout Northern Africa. 

He was killed when two CH-53E helicopters collided and crashed into the Gulf of Aden in the vicinity of Ras Siyyan, northern Djibouti, while flying a training mission in the Godoria Range area. There were 2 survivors (Capt. Susan Craig and 1st Lt. Heath Ruppert).

Those lost were:
1st Lt. Brandon R. Dronet
Sgt. James F. Fordyce 
Sgt. Eric McColley
Lance Cpl. Samuel W. Large, Jr. 
Sgt. Donnie Leo F. Levens 
Cpl. Matthieu Marcellus
LCpl. Nicholas J. Sovie
Capt. Bryan D. Willard

Air Force
Sr Airman Alecia S. Good
SSgt. Luis M. Melendez-Sanchez

Sgt. McColley was interred in Quantico National Cemetery, Virginia.
Other Comments:
Eric would have made any father proud. He loved being a Marine and wore the uniform with pride. He was twice the Marine I ever was.
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 Unit Assignments
MCAS Miramar, CAHMH-464
  2000-2005, 6048, MCAS Miramar, CA
  2005-2006, HMH-464
 Combat and Non-Combat Operations
  2005-2006 Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/OEF-Horn of Africa
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