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Loveland marine dies in Afghanistan

David Seth Mitchell (Source: Loveland High School) David Seth Mitchell (Source: Loveland High School)
David Seth Mitchell (Source: Loveland High School) David Seth Mitchell (Source: Loveland High School)

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LOVELAND, OH (FOX19) - A marine from Loveland, Ohio has died in Afghanistan.

The Department of Defense says Capt. David "Seth" Mitchell, 30, died Monday, Oct. 26 in Helmand province, Afghanistan. He was one of four soldiers who died Monday after two U.S. helicopters collided.

Mitchell was a 1997 graduate of Loveland High School, where he was his senior class president, a member of student council, played football and ran track. He was also voted "Mr. Personality" by his senior class.

"From the first day I met him, he was just one of those kids who had an extremely outgoing personality, always had a smile on his face," said Loveland teacher Julie Powers. "Just an amazing kid you meet and think, 'This is a young man I will never forget.'"

"One of the future leaders of the world is now gone," added Kevin Taylor, a teacher and coach at Loveland, "and probably irreplaceable."

Mitchell was assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 367, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif. 

Powers said Mitchell had always wanted to be a pilot.

"It wasn't just a dream or pipe dream," she said. "It was what he was going to do."

"He love his job," said Taylor. "He loved what he was doing. I think the military was going to be a career for him."

U.S. authorities have ruled out hostile fire in the collision. The three other soldiers who died were assigned to Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 169, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, I Marine Expeditionary Force, based out of Camp Pendleton, Calif.

The crash was part of the deadliest day for American troops in Afghanistan. Another helicopter crash in the western region of the country killed seven American troops and three civilians.

Mitchell's family has moved away from Loveland and are living in North Carolina.

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