Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fallen Heroes, Iraq War 03/19/03

Benjamin Sammis

Rehoboth, Massachusetts

April 4, 2003

Age Military Rank Unit/Location
29 Marines Capt

Light Attack Helicopter Squadron (HMLA) - 267, Marine Aircraft Group 39, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

Camp Pendleton, California

Killed when his AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter crashed during combat operations near Ali Aziziyal, Iraq.

AP News

Flying in his Cobra helicopter, Benjamin Sammis was realizing his dream. He was 10 when he decided he wanted to be a pilot. Sammis of Rehoboth, Mass., and stationed at Camp Pendleton, died April 4 in a helicopter crash. Sammis and his wife, Stacey Sammis, had been married about a year and a half.

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