City Marine Remembered
Marine Capt. Matthew J. Tomkiewicz was a Fort Wayne, Indiana native and a 2012 graduate of Homestead High School. He graduated from Purdue University in 2016 and in 2019 became a 1st Lieutenant and Naval Airman.
Captain Tomkiewicz served as an MV-22B Osprey pilot with Marine Medium Tiltrotor Squadron 261, Marine Aircraft Group 26, and 2d Marine Aircraft Wing stationed on Marine Corps Air Station New River, North Carolina.
On March 18, 2022, during a NATO training exercise in Norway, Captain Tomkiewicz and his crew experienced a weather event that caused the MV-22B Osprey to crash resulting in the death of all crew members.
The others who died were Capt. Ross A. Reynolds, 27, of Leominster, Massachusetts; Gunnery Sgt. James Speedy, of Cambridge, Ohio; and Cpl. Jacob Moore, of Catlettsburg, Kentucky.