U.S. Embassy Kathmandu today hosted a memorial dedication service to pay tribute to U.S. Marines, Nepal Army soldiers, and Nepali civilians who lost their lives in the U.S. UH-1 Huey helicopter accident on May 12, 2015.
The memorial plaque for six U.S Marines, two Nepal Army soldiers, and five Nepali civilians was placed at the premises of the Phora Durbar American Compound, which served as the home base for the Marines, other U.S. military personnel, and urban search and rescue teams after the devastating April 25 earthquake and its aftershocks.
Speaking of the UH-1 accident, Chargé d’Affaires John L. Carwile said “This tragedy will forever serve as a reminder that our nations have been working together for almost 70 years. We came together in Nepal’s hour of need, and will continue to stand with one another as this nation recovers and rebuilds.
According to a press release issued by Public Affairs Section, Embassy of The United States, this memorial plaque will always remind us that together, our two countries can accomplish great things.”