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Washington, D.C. – U.S. Senator Jim Risch issued the following statement regarding the crash of an Idaho Army National Guard helicopter that killed both pilots aboard on the evening of Thursday, November 6, 2014:

“Vicki and I send our thoughts and prayers to the families of those lost. Because of my special relationship with the Idaho National Guard this hits all the harder. This once again reminds us of the dangers our dedicated servicemen and women face, at home and abroad, as they work hard to keep America safe.”