(3-25-22) The remains of a United States Marine from Ft. Wayne, Captain Matthew J. Tomkiewicz (27), who was killed in a NATO exercise crash last week, was returned to the United States Friday at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware .
Tomkiewicz was a 2012 Homestead graduate. He joined the Marine Corps in June 2015 and had served as an MV-22B Osprey pilot.
Tomkiewicz and three other Marines died when their Osprey aircraft crashed last Friday night in a Norwegian town in the Arctic Circle during a NATO exercise. They were assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2d Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.
The cause of the crash remains under investigation.
Funeral arraignments for Capt. Tomkiewicz are pending.
The three other bodies of Capt. Ross A. Reynolds (27) of Leominster, Massachusetts; Gunnery Sgt. James W. Speedy (30) of Cambridge, Ohio and Cpl. Jacob M. Moore (24) of Catlettsburg, Kentucky also arrived Friday afternoon at Dover Air Force Base in Delaware, where a “solemn dignified transfer of remains” was conducted.