Captain Alaniz was a POP A SMOKE member , he was 32 years old from Corpus Christi, Texas.

Marine Heavy Helicopter Squadron 361, Marine Aircraft Group 16, 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing

He Died when the CH-53E helicopter he was in crashed near Ar Rutba Iraq, on January 26, 2005

this photo taken by Brian Baker is from the POP A SMOKE Reno reunion 2004.
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