The names of five American sailors who were killed off the coast of California in a helicopter crash in August have been released by the Navy.
In a statement put out on Sunday, the Navy identified the names of the sailors who were killed in the crash. The incident is under investigation.
The names of the seamen were as follows: Lt. Bradley A. Foster, 29, a pilot from Oakhurst, California, Lt. Paul R. Fridley, 28, a pilot from Annandale, Virginia, Naval Air Crewman (Helicopter) 2nd Class James P. Buriak, 31, from Salem, Virginia, Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Sarah F. Burns, 31, from Severna Park, Maryland, and Hospital Corpsman, 3rd Class Bailey J. Tucker, 21, from St. Louis, Missouri.
The sailors were in a MH-60S helicopter about 60 nautical miles out from San Diego, when they crashed into the ocean on August 31. Their helicopter was assigned to Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron.
Several of the sailors left behind young families.
Foster, a graduate of Cal