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Pilots Killed In Helicopter Crash Identified

Posted at 4:52 PM, Dec 04, 2015

Pilots killed in Fort Campbell helicopter crash identified as 35-year-old Alex Caraballoleon and 32-year-old Kevin M. Weiss.

The men were flying a AH-64E Apache helicopter during a routine training mission when the aircraft went down in Montgomery County Wednesday night.

The investigation continued Thursday morning into what caused the crash, but officials said that could take weeks, possibly months, to determine.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Alex Caraballoleon was from native of Patillas, Puerto Rico. He enlisted in the Army in 2003 as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter mechanic.

During his six years as an enlisted Soldier, Caraballoleon served in numerous assignments, achieving the rank of sergeant, before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2009.

He then served as an Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company B, 1st Battalion, and 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

Caraballoleon is survived by his wife and two children.

Chief Warrant Officer 2 Kevin M. Weiss was from McHenry, Illinois. He enlisted in the Army in 2003 and served as a psychological operations specialist.

During his eight years as enlisted Soldier, Weiss served in numerous assignments throughout Army achieving the rank of staff sergeant before being selected to attend the Warrant Officer Candidate School in 2011.
Weiss served as an AH-64D Apache attack helicopter pilot with Company C, 3rd Battalion, and Troop C, 2nd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), Fort Campbell.

Weiss deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Afghanistan, in 2014. He is survived by his wife and three children.