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Dignified transfer brings Fort Wayne Marine home

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  • By Douglas Hays

The remains of Marine Corps Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz returned to Fort Wayne Indiana April 2, 2022.

A somber dignified transfer took place at the 122nd Fighter Wing of the Indiana Air National Guard.
Tomkiewicz was assigned to Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, 2nd Marine Aircraft Wing, Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.

He and three others died during a training mission March 18, near Bodo Norway. The Marines were participating in Exercise Cold Response 2022.

Marines from Detachment 1, Communications Company, Combat Logistics Regiment 45, 4th Marine Logistics Group, based at Grissom Air Reserve Base, Indiana completed the dignified transfer.

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