Sailors to honor two who died in Oman helicopter crash

Posted at 9:50 PM, Jul 24, 2012
and last updated 2012-07-24 21:50:33-04

Troops at Naval Station Norfolk are taking action to honor two of their own killed in a helicopter crash.

The memorial service has been scheduled for Thursday, according to military officials.

Petty Officer 2nd Class Joseph Fitzmorris and Chief Petty Officer Sean Sullivan died when their helicopter went down in Oman on July 19th.

They were both members of the Norfolk-based Helicopter Mine Counter Measures Squadron 15.

Three other crew members were rescued and the cause of the crash is still being investigated.

The memorial service is expected to start at 11 a.m. on Thursday.

It will be held at the Naval Station Norfolk Chapel according to the squadron's Facebook page.