Ohio Man Killed in Army Helicopter Crash

Published: Nov. 9, 2007 at 10:36 PM EST
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JAMESTOWN, Ohio (AP) - An Ohio service member was one of the six people killed when a U.S. Army helicopter crashed near Treviso, Italy, the man's former high school principal said Friday.

Air Force Sr. Airman Kenny Hauprich, 22, of Jamestown, was one of 11 Army and Air Force personnel on board the UH-60 Army Blackhawk helicopter when it went down Thursday.

Wallace Campbell, principal of Greeneview High School where Hauprich graduated in 2004, said he confirmed the death with Hauprich's family.

Campbell said Hauprich played football and wrestled in high school and was interested in the military.

"He always wanted to be in the military from Day One," Campbell said. "So he was doing what he wanted to do."

Campbell said Hauprich was a shy kid with a great smile.

"Whenever there was anything you needed to have done, you would ask him," Campbell recalled. "Sometimes you didn't even need to ask him."

Jamestown is about 25 miles southeast of Dayton.