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Helicopter Crash

Nation mourns loss of Marines killed in Iraq helicopter crash

A Marine base in Hawaii has been especially shaken by yesterday's helicopter crash in Iraq. Twenty-seven of the 30 Marines killed in the accident had been deployed from the base. A sailor was also killed in the crash. The incident is the deadliest yet for the military in Iraq. It's also the worst loss of Hawaii-based troops since Pearl Harbor. Residents around the base are still waiting to hear exactly who was killed. But they say their "heart just sinks" for all the military families there. One resident says, "It doesn't matter who it is. It's a bad day for everybody."

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