Statement by U.S. Ambassador Geoffrey R. Pyatt

April 19, 2017 – On behalf of the United States, I offer my sincere condolences to the family and colleagues of the Greek service members whose lives were lost in the tragic helicopter crash in Northern Greece earlier today.  We wish a full and speedy recovery to Staff Sergeant Vasiliki Plexida.  The deaths of four service members from our NATO ally Greece offer a stark reminder of the extraordinary sacrifices made by the men and women of our armed forces, and their families.  We stand shoulder to shoulder with Greece in the wake of this tragic loss and offer our thoughts and prayers through the days ahead.