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Soldier from Utah killed in crash in Germany

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SALT LAKE CITY (AP) -- The U.S. Army says a Utah native was among three people killed in a helicopter crash in Germany.

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Gary Farwell and two other soldiers were on a training mission when their UH-60 Black Hawk crashed Wednesday night.

Gary Marc Farwell left behind a wife and three children. (Photo: Deseret News)
Gary Marc Farwell left behind a wife and three children. (Photo: Deseret News)

The 39-year-old Farwell lived in Orem for eight years and attended Bonneville Elementary School, Orem Junior High and the Waterford School, which was then located in Provo.

He served a mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Boston, and graduated from the University of Utah with a history degree in 1995. He enlisted in the Army in 1996.

The helicopter was en route to Coleman Army Airfield in Mannheim when it went down in thick woods.

The crash is under investigation by the Army.

Farwell leaves behind a wife and three children.

(Copyright 2010 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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