Clipped From The Galveston Daily News
Associated Press FORT IRWIN, Calif. — Some 3,500 soldiers of the 1st Cavalry Division began returning home Sunday as Army investigators looked for the cause of a helicopter crash that killed six men and injured one during desert training. The soldiers were aboard a UH- 60 Blackhawk helicopter that went down about 4 a.m. Saturday 14 miles northeast of the main garrison. All were from the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas. They were at the 1,000-square-mile base in the Mojave Desert for a three- week training exercise that ended Saturday, said Capt. Gary Cleland. The dead wsre identified as: Lt. Col. William C. Whittingstall, 40, Iowa Park, Texas; Capt. Marlon D. Joseph, 33, Houston, Texas; 1st Lt. Robert B. Wilson, 26, Hilton Head, S.C.; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Roy A. Westbrook, 42, Jourdanton; Chief Warrant Officer 4 Delbert S. Morrow, 41, Homeland, Calif.; and Staff Sgt. Stephen P. Thompson, 28, Broken Bow, Okla. Cpl. Scott A. Mathews, 24, of Marietta, Ga., suffered a broken right leg and bruised lung. He was in stable condition at Loma Linda Hospital in San Bernardino, Cleland said.