Memorial service for Sgt. Eric Seaman


seamanSamantha Seaman announced this week that a public memorial service is planned for her husband, Sgt. Eric Seaman USMC, on Friday, June 12, at Storm Stadium. The time has yet to be announced, but Samantha hopes the stadium will be filled to honor her husband’s service to his country.

“It’s only fitting (to hold the memorial service in Lake Elsinore) as we graduated high school here and share so many memories,” she says. The burial will be private. Sgt. Seaman’s parents-in-law live in Canyon Lake.

This past week, the U.S. Marine Corps honored the six Marines who were killed in a helicopter crash while on a rescue mission for earthquake victims in Nepal. The memorial ceremony was held Wednesday afternoon on the flight line at Marine Corps Air Station Camp Pendleton.

The six Marines and two Nepalese soldiers were aboard the U.S. military’s UH-1 “Huey” helicopter that went down May 12. The Marines were part of the Marine Light Attack Helicopter Squadron 469 of the 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing.

An investigation into the cause of the crash continues.


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