Two Marines Killed in California Helicopter Crash

Photo credit:  Michelle Moons/Breitbart News
Photo credit: Michelle Moons/Breitbart News

On January 25, 2015, two Marines were killed during training when their helicopter crashed in Twentynine Palms, California, at the Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. Major Elizabeth Kealey and Captain Adam Satterfield were stationed at Marine Corps base Camp Pendleton in San Diego, California and were flying a Third Marine Aircraft Wing UH-1Y Huey helicopter.

Family members, along with friends, veterans and fellow Marines paid tribute to the Major Kealey and Captain Satterfield in late January.

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Michelle Moons, a friend and former PolitiChick writer, was a friend of Major Kealey’s, also known as Betsy. In a February 23 Breitbart article, Michelle remembers Kealey:

Betsy was a remarkable woman devoted to her faith, family and friends. Just a few weeks ago, members of a Bible study group Betsy was a part of got together to celebrate her life with hugs, tears and joy-filled memories. An extraordinary willingness to put her needs aside to offer her time, love and care to others marked her life, as did her great humility.

Major Elizabeth Kealey was only 32.

According to Breitbart,

Captain Adam Satterfield was only 25 years old the day of the crash, but displayed great commitment to excellence in his performance during his time in the Marines. “Adam enjoyed spending time with his wife, Kayla and their dog Izzy. He was very active and loved outdoor activities, and had a passion for life. 

Captain Satterfield’s family requested that donations be made to the Injured Marine Semper Fi Fund, and Major Kealey’s family requested donations be made to the Wounded Warrior Project.

Lainie Sloane

Lainie Sloane started her grassroots political activism as a Teen Age Republican (TAR) when she was 14 years old, helping her local College Republicans. In addition to serving on various local and state campaign committees and managing GOP Campaign Headquarters for two presidential elections, Lainie was awarded an Indiana Honorary Indiana Secretary of State for her extraordinary leadership skills and dedication to maintaining our freedoms. After she married Los Angeles native and former entertainer, J.P. Sloane, Lainie worked in management at Sony Pictures, Walt Disney Company, Warner Bros. Animation and assisted in the development and start-up of a retro record label with Dick Clark Productions and Brown Sugar Productions. Recently, her political activities consisted of being on the leadership team for California Assemblyman Tim Donnelly's gubernatorial campaign and co-hosted a Blog Talk Radio Show, Vast Right Wing Conspiracy. She resides in Southern California with her husband, Dr. J.P. Sloane and their daughter, Shannon Sloane, where she is a music publishing business consultant and works as an insurance broker and assists her husband, Dr. Sloane, in the final editing stages of his book, The God of the Bible Is Not Allah, a condensed three-volume course exposing Islam, including select surahs from the Koran in a parallel Bible-Koran format. Lainie can be contacted at and on Twitter @LainieSGP.

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