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Washington, MN (KROC-AM News) - The Department of Defense today identified a soldier from Mankato as one of the five victims of a helicopter crash over the weekend

24-year-old Cade M. Wolfe was a sergeant with a US Army Special Operations aviation unit and was on board an MH-60 Blackhawk helicopter conducting aerial refueling training when there was an in-flight emergency. Pentagon officials say the helicopter then crashed in the Mediterranean Sea on Friday.

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The Defense Department says there are no indications the crash was caused by enemy/hostile actions.

The statement says "Our thoughts and prayers remain with the families of the fallen. The US Armies Combat Readiness Center is conducting an investigation into the incident."

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The other soldiers killed in the crash were identified as Sergeant Andrew Southard of Apache Junction-Arizona, Staff Sergeant Tanner Grone of Gorham, New Hampshire, Chief Warrant Officer Shane Barnes of Sacramento, California, and Chief Warrant Officer Stephen Dwyer of Clarksville, Tennessee.

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