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On November 22nd a C-2A Greyhound, assigned to VRC 30, crashed en-route to the USS Ronald Reagan while operating in the Philippine Sea. The aircraft was carrying 11 crew and passengers at the time. Eight personnel were recovered on scene after the crash. The Navy has since called off the search for the remaining three, LT Steven Combs; Seaman Matthew Chialastri, an Aviation Boatswain’s Mate; and Seaman Apprentice Bryan Grosso, an Aviation Ordnanceman.
The families and squadron affected by this mishap have given The Wingman Foundation their full support in launching this fundraiser to help with current and future expenses. Rest assured, 100% of all donations will go to those affected.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR COMMITMENT TO NAVAL AVIATION. LEND SUPPORT WITH THE BUTTON BELOW.
Combs, from Florida, was assigned to the “Providers” of Fleet Logistics Support Squadron 30. His previous duty assignments include the “Greyhawks” of Carrier Airborne Early Warning Squadron 120, the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Point in Portsmouth, N.H., and Training Wing 4, in Corpus Christi, Texas. His awards include the National Defense Ribbon and the Navy Battle “E” Ribbon.
Chialastri, of Louisiana, was previously assigned to the USS America, Patrol Squadron Thirty, the “Pro’s Nest,” in Jacksonville, Fla., and the Center for Security Forces Detachment Kittery Point, in Portsmouth, N.H. His awards include the National Defense Ribbon.
Grosso, a Florida native, was previously stationed at Naval Air Technical Training Center in Pensacola, Fla., and the Naval Recruit Training Center in Great Lakes, Ill. His awards include the National Defense Ribbon.