A memorial service is planned for Friday morning for the seven Coast Guard members who died in a collision with a Marine helicopter near San Diego last week.
The ceremony will be held at Air Station Sacramento, where the crew of the C-130 was based, the Coast Guard said Wednesday. The service will be closed to the public but transmitted live over the Internet.
The crew members from the Coast Guard C-130 killed in the crash are:
Pentagon and U.S. military officials said four Marine helicopters were flying in formation from San Diego to San Clemente island about dusk on Thursday night when the Coast Guard C-130 collided with the helicopter.
The AH-1W Super Cobra helicopter's two-man crew -- Major Samuel Leigh, 35, from Maine, and 1st Lt. Thomas Claiborne, 26, of Colorado -- was also killed. A Marine spokesman, Major Jay Delarosa, said a memorial was not yet scheduled.
A joint Marines-Coast Guard board is investigating the cause of the crash.