Special Ops soldier from Upstate killed in helicopter crash - FOX Carolina 21

Special Ops soldier from Upstate killed in helicopter crash

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INMAN, SC (FOX Carolina) -

The U.S. Army Special Operations Command News Service on Wednesday identified an Inman soldier who died in a helicopter crash on Aug. 8.

Capt. John D. Hortman was a Special Operations Light Attack Helicopter Platoon Leader. 

The USASOC News Service says Captain Hortman and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Steven B. Redd died when their AH-6M Little Bird helicopter crashed while conducting routine training at Fort Benning, GA.

Captain Hortman, a native of Inman, was 30-years-old. He is survived by his mother, Brenda Jones, of Inman, his sister, Jill Hortman, of Colorado Springs, CO, and his brother, Andy Pierce, of Overland Park, KS.

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