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Connecticut Marine Among Seven Killed In Helicopter Collision

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Thomas Budrejko (Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps)

Thomas Budrejko (Courtesy U.S. Marine Corps)

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A Marine from Connecticut is identified as one of the victims of a helicopter training accident this week. Major Thomas Budrejko and six other members of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing were killed when an AJ-1W Cobra and a UH-1 Huey collided near Yuma, Arizona.

A statement from Governor Dannel Malloy’s office extended sympathy to the Budrejko family, and ordered flags to be lowered to half staff the day Colonel Budrejko, who is from Montville,  is buried at Sacred Heart Cemetery in New Britain.


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