SYDNEY, Australia — U.S. military officials have identified the three who were killed after their aircraft into the sea off the east coast of Australia.
The three men remain missing and were declared dead by the military on Tuesday. They were among 26 people on board an MV-22 Osprey that off the coast of Queensland state on Saturday.
The U.S. base Camp Butler in Japan said the were:
26-year-old 1st Lt. Benjamin Cross of Oxford, Maine
21-year-old Cpl. Nathaniel Ordway of Sedgwick, Kansas
19-year-old Pfc. Ruben Velasco of Los Angeles.
The Australian navy found the wreckage of the aircraft on Monday.