Draughon, Matthew
Navy Seaman

Matthew Draughon, age 21, of Hendersonville North Carolina

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Saturday, May 5, 2001
Death details: Drowned while salvaging the wreckage of a Misawa F-16 that crashed into the Pacific Ocean near Misawa Air Base, Japan

Source: U.S. Navy

Gonzales, Juan Pedro
Navy Chief hospital medical corpsman

Juan Pedro Gonzales.

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Saturday, April 7, 2001
Death details: A Vietnamese helicopter surveying potential sites for full-scale excavations to recover remains of Americans missing in action from the Vietnam War crashed in Quang Binh Province, Vietnam.

Source: U.S. Navy

Mackey, Kelly
Navy Lieutenant

Kelly Mackey, age 30, of San Jose, California

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Friday, March 6, 1998
Death details: SH-60B “”Seahawk”” of Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 47 crashed during a flight from its home base at Naval Air Station North Island, California.

Source: U.S. Navy, Associated Press

Lee, John
Navy Lieutenant

John Lee, age 28, of Oceanside, New York

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Friday, March 6, 1998
Death details: SH-60B “”Seahawk”” of Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 47 crashed during a flight from its home base at Naval Air Station North Island, California.

Source: U.S. Navy, Associated Press

Hillegas, Donald
Navy Lieutenant (junior grade)

Donald Hillegas, age 25, of Raleigh, North Carolina

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Friday, March 6, 1998
Death details: SH-60B “”Seahawk”” of Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 47 crashed during a flight from its home base at Naval Air Station North Island, California.

Source: U.S. Navy, Associated Press

Koontz, Kent
Navy Lieutenant (junior grade)

Kent Koontz., age 29, of Nashville, Tennessee

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Friday, March 6, 1998
Death details: SH-60B “”Seahawk”” of Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 47 crashed during a flight from its home base at Naval Air Station North Island, California.

Source: U.S. Navy, Associated Press

Garber, Daniel
Navy AW3

Daniel Garber, age 24, of Perry, Iowa

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Friday, March 6, 1998
Death details: SH-60B “”Seahawk”” of Light Helicopter Antisubmarine Squadron 47 crashed during a flight from its home base at Naval Air Station North Island, California.

Source: U.S. Navy, Associated Press

Bush, John Francis
Navy Lieutenant

John Francis Bush, age 32, of Pennsylvania

Service era: Gulf War

Spouse: Evelyn Thomas Bush

Date of death: Thursday, February 27, 1997
Death details: T-34C “”Turbo-Mariner”” of Marine Fighter-Attack Training Squadron 101 crashed 11 miles northeast of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro,

Source: U.S. Navy, Los Angeles Times

Moffat, Michael Jr.
Navy Lieutenant (junior grade)

Michael Moffat Jr., age 25, from San Diego, California

Service era: Gulf War

Schools: Mount Carmel High (1989), University of San Diego (1993)

Parents: Patricia Reichardt Moffat and Michael E. Moffat Sr.

Date of death: Thursday, February 27, 1997
Death details: T-34C “”Turbo-Mariner”” of Marine Fighter-Attack Training Squadron 101 crashed 11 miles northeast of Marine Corps Air Station El Toro,

Source: U.S. Navy, Los Angeles Times, UPI (1997)

Nickles, Mark R.
Navy Captain

Mark R. Nickles, age 29, from Mesa, Arizona

Service era: Gulf War

Date of death: Sunday, February 9, 1997
Death details: F/A-18D “”Hornet”” of Marine Fighter Attack Squadron (All Weather)-21, Marine Corps Air Station Iwakuni, Japan, crashed into the Yellow Sea 60 miles southwest of Korea.

Source: U.S. Navy, Associated Press