The Texas Military Department officials have released the identity of the two Texas Army National Guard soldiers who were killed in a helicopter crash in at El Jardin Beach in Seabrook Wednesday afternoon.
Chief Warrant Officer – 3 Dustin Lee Mortenson, 32, of League City, Texas was an aviation material officer.
He is survived by his wife, Ruth Mortenson of League City.
Chief Warrant Officer-2 Lucas Maurice Lowe, 33 of Hardin, Texas, was an aircraft maintenance officer and is survived by his wife Kami Bush of Hardin, Texas.
Both men were killed with their aircraft crash into the water at about 3:50 p.m.
Lowe and Mortenson were assigned to the 1-149 Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 36th Infantry Division at Ellington Field.
Army National Guard officials indicated that the flight was a normal training mission so the Texas Guard soldiers could maintain their flight proficiency.
The cause of the fatal crash will be investigated as part of a U.S. Army inquiry through the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center, which is based at Fort Rucker, Alabama.