James P. Buriak Death: Obituary – Cal Maritime sadly mourns the death of their member, who died earlier this week in a naval helicopter accident along with four other officers.
James P. Buriak is a 31-year-old, from Salem, VA who was involved in an accident off the coast of San Diego.
Lt. Foster was a pilot and also one of the crew members who were on the MH-60S Seahawk helicopter.
The U.S Navy has released the name of all those who were involved in the accident.
President Tom Cropper said in a statement: “Brad Foster represents the very best of Cal Maritime, both during the time his time at our academy and later in his service to the nation. Enthusiastic, optimistic, and mature beyond his years, Brad took the road less traveled. I, like so many others in the Cal Maritime family, am heartbroken. We send our condolences, love, and support to his wife Beth and daughter Audrey and all of his family. Though too short, we celebrate his well-lived life and hold his memory dear.”