FDNY members among dead in military helicopter crash in Iraq

NEW YORK POST – JOE MARINO, SHAWN COHEN

Two FDNY members were among the seven US soldiers killed in a helicopter crash Thursday in Iraq, department sources told The Post.

Fire marshal Christopher “Tripp” Zanetis and Lt. Christopher Raguso were aboard the Pave Hawk military chopper that went down after hitting a power line Thursday near al-Qaim, a town in western Iraq near the Syrian border, sources said.

Zanetis’s overwhelmed father confirmed the death Friday when reached by The Post.

“It’s a great loss to everybody,” said John Zanetis. “He cared for people. He loved people. He loved the service.”

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