Willoughby Hills Fire Chief's Son Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash - Cleveland 19 News Cleveland, OH

Willoughby Hills Fire Chief's Son Killed in Iraq Helicopter Crash

Willoughby Hills, OH - The son of the Willoughby Hills Fire Chief has lost his life in the Fight in Iraq.

Joshua Harmon was one of 14 killed Wednesday in a helicopter crash in Northern Iraq.

19 Action News has learned the 20-year-old graduated from Mentor High School.

Harmon's Black Hawk helicopter crashed during a nighttime mission, but the military said it appeared the aircraft was lost by mechanical problems and not from hostile fire.

It was the Pentagon's worst single-day death toll in Iraq since January and indicated how forces are relying heavily on air power in offensives across northern regions after rooting out many militant strongholds in Baghdad and central regions.

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