Marlborough resident killed in Army helicopter crash

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Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan S. Ghabour
photo/U.S. Army

Marlborough – According to U.S. Army officials, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Marwan S. Ghabour, a 27-year-old from Marlborough, was one of five soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Nov. 12 in Egypt.

Ghabour, and the other soldiers were part of peacekeeping operations with the Multinational Force and Observers mission.

The UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter crashed on Tirian Island in Sinai, Egypt, because of a mechanical malfunction, according to officials. The crash remains under investigation.

Ghabour’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Ribbon, the Army Service Ribbon and the Army Aviation Badge.

The Multinational Force and Observers is a multinational peacekeeping mission that was established in 1981 to supervise the implementation of the security provisions of the Egyptian-Israeli Treaty of Peace.

More details to come.