The Defense Department this week announced the death of a soldier who was killed in a helicopter crash in Iraq.
Pentagon identifies Army helicopter pilot killed in Iraq crash: CW3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Wash. Member of 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment, had 9 deployments to Iraq & Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/2hXMxqSyd0
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Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, 34, from Spokane, Washington, was supporting Operation Inherent Resolve and died Aug. 20, in Baghdad, Iraq, as a result of injuries after his helicopter crashed in Sinjar, Ninevah Province, Iraq.
Task & Purpose reported that he was on his ninth deployment.
Chief Warrant Officer 3 Taylor J. Galvin, assigned to Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne), died Aug. 20, 2018, while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve. We offer our heartfelt condolences to his family and friends. pic.twitter.com/o1zjQNPYtP
— USSOCOM (@USSOCOM) August 22, 2018
The incident is being investigated.
Galvin was assigned to the 1st Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (SOAR), out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky.