BOISE, Idaho – The Idaho Army National Guard says two chief warrant officers from Idaho were killed when their Apache helicopter crashed during a training mission near the Boise airport.
Stien P. Gearhart, 50, and Jon L. Hartway, 43, were the only two people aboard the aircraft. Both soldiers were assigned to the 1-183rd (FIRST OF THE 183rd) Attack Reconnaissance Battalion headquartered at Gowen Field in Boise. Gearhart lived in Meridian, Idaho, and Hartway lived in Kuna, Idaho.
National Guard spokesman Col. Tim Marsano said the men’s families have requested privacy. The cause of the crash will be investigated by the Department of Defense.
The helicopter crashed Thursday evening about two miles south of the National Guard base.