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Navy Officer Killed In Crash Off VA Remembered

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NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The family of a Navy officer killed in the crash of a helicopter off the Virginia coast is remembering him as a great father and son.
    
The Navy released the statement Friday from the family of Lt. J. Wesley Van Dorn of Greensboro, N.C. Van Dorn died in a civilian hospital in Norfolk after the helicopter crashed Wednesday about 20 miles off Virginia Beach. Two survived the crash and two died, while the pilot remains missing at sea.
    
In the statement, Van Dorn's family said he was honored to serve his country. The family said Van Dorn returned from an overseas deployment as "an unexpected gift" just before Christmas.
    
The 29-year-old officer is survived by his wife and two young sons, among other family members.

 

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