A KC-130T plane transporting 16 soldiers to an Arizona station crashed in Mississippi, killing all of the troops on board. Among the lost was Dietrich Schmieman, USMC Raider and Hanford Class of 2009 graduate.

We lost a great American today.. Rest easy Dietrich, you will be missed. Til Valhalla brother

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Schmieman was a parachute jumper in the Marines. He had been recently parachuting with his father over Memorial Day. As brave as Marines are, they should never be afraid to board a plane to camp. It's just so sad. Rest easy, Dietrich.

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